The Best White Point Guards Of All Time

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Vote up the best white Point Guards in NBA history.

Who is the best white Point Guard of all time? When it comes to the best white Point Guards in the NBA in 2023, these skilled ball handlers possess great passing ability, smooth shooting strokes, and strong defensive footwork. The best white Point Guards are typically great at the fundamentals and deceptively quick, too. These could be considered some of the best NBA players of all time. Who are the best white Point Guards of all time? Which white NBA Point Guards do you love? 

When it comes to the best white Point Guards in NBA history, Steve Nash should be high atop the list, having won two NBA MVP awards. Recently, challengers like Ricky Rubio and Goran Dragić have made good runs for the mantle but ultimately came up short. Then there's white NBA Point Guards like John Stockton, Bob Cousy, and Jason Williams.  Lest we forget the 2021 NBA first round pick PG Josh Giddey who is now in the mix of the best white NBA players and could grow into a great NBA player.

Vote up the best white Point Guards to ever play in the NBA. Help decide who is the best white Point Guard basketball player out there!

Most divisive: Paul Westphal

  • John Stockton
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    120 votes

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time, John Stockton helped revolutionize what it meant to lead a team and created one of the all-time great dynasties in the 80s and 90s Utah Jazz teams. Stockton had complete control of the game and was the floor general of a lifetime, accumulating an astonishing 15,806 total assists throughout his 19-year career, a record that is widely regarded to be one that will never be broken. On top of his phenomenal passing, Stockton was also a hellacious defender, as he is the leader in league history for steals at 3,265. Stockton is inarguably one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

    • Birthplace: Spokane, Washington
    • Team: Utah Jazz
  • Jerry West
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    91 votes

    Hall of Famer, NBA Champion, 14-time All-Star, 12-time All-NBA, and the logo himself, Jerry West, is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball, and his phenomenal resume more than backs him up. Averaging one of the best points per game of all time at an astonishing 27 with 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds to boot, West was arguably the face of the NBA for a decade, and this firey, passionate, dedicated winner gave everything he had night in and night out on the court. West is a legend in the NBA, and indisputably an all-time great.

  • Steve Nash
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    102 votes

    Back-to-back MVP and Hall of Famer Steve Nash helped reinvent and form basketball as we know it in the modern day during his time with the Phoenix Suns, Mike D'Antoni, and the legendary 7-second or less offense. Nash and the Suns played at a lightning-quick pace, shot threes, layups, and defended with hellacious intent, and while that sounds common today, back in the early 2000s, this was revolutionary. Nash's ability to play with pace, to shoot the three, and most impressively, to dish out the ball at an incredible clip made him one of the best point guards of all time.

    • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Team: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Bob Cousy
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    68 votes

    Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy was one of the most dominant players on one of the most dominant dynasties of all time throughout the 1950s, and this 6-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer is an icon for NBA fans. Putting up incredible numbers of 18.4 points, 7.5 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game for his career, Cousy was a slithery and hard-nosed point guard for the fabled Celtics dynasty who always managed to step up when his team needed him most. Always willing to lay his body on the line, Cousy was an incredible leader alongside the great Bill Russell who helped the team achieve true greatness.

    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
    • Team: Boston Celtics, Cincinnati Royals
  • Mark Price
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    67 votes

    Cleveland legend Mark Price was the ringleader of some incredibly fun and dangerous Cavaliers teams throughout the 90s, and he was arguably one of the best pure point guards in the era. Consistently getting 17 and 8 a game throughout his peak, Price was also a member of the 50/40/90 club, as he was an elite shooter and scorer with the basketball. This 4-time All-Star was never the superstar, but he was a star and could go toe to toe with the best players in the league.

    • Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    • Team: Dallas Mavericks
  • Jason Williams
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    The man with the flashiest passes in all the land, Jason Williams was a tremendous passer of the basketball who could send an entire arena into screams with just a flick of the wrist. Williams, or as he is lovingly referred to as, White Chocolate, was known widely for his highlight plays, but he was much more than that. A key contributor to the Miami Heat's 2006 championship run, Williams was an excellent floor general and shooter of the basketball. 

    • Birthplace: Belle, West Virginia
    • Team: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies