basketball The Best White Players in NBA History  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest white basketball players ever to play in the NBA

 

This list of white NBA players includes some of the games most legendary NBA players as well as some of the biggest modern NBA stars. From NBA legends like Larry Bird, George Mikan, and John Stockton to some of today's biggest NBA stars like Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, and the Gasol Brothers - Marc Gasol and Pau Gasol, this list has them all. We even included Mr. NBA Logo himself, Jerry West. Many of the best white basketball players in NBA history are easily among some of the greatest NBA players of all time.

There are plenty of Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics legends on here as well. NBA legends like Kurt Rambis, Kevin McHale, Paul Westphal, Bob Cousy, and John Havlicek are all included on this list of the best white players in NBA history.

Now it's your turn to tell us which white NBA players you think are the best by voting in the list below. If you see any white NBA players missing from the list, feel free to add them so that other basketball fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!

 

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1
4,901 665
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,570 1,164
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,959 928
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
2,661 831
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
2,832 882
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,173 672
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,505 751
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,320 749
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,192 598
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,094 629
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,123 628
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,099 638
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
1,511 683
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
815 470
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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15
760 491
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

16
1,276 730
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

17
1,424 852
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
985 610
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
740 504
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
681 249
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

21
1,488 547
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

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22
520 439
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

23
445 338
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

24
433 298
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

25
567 418
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

26
1,027 375
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

27
584 347
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

28
514 325
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
569 370
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

30
612 364
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

31
496 303
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

32
593 338
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

33
480 359
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

34
527 189
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
887 507
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

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36
309 247
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

37
968 479
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

38
729 375
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

39
387 279
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

40
288 231
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

41
665 147
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

42
450 131
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

The Best Current NBA Centers

43
508 295
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
964 376
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

45
301 253
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

46
238 179
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

47
366 263
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

48
239 151
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
278 209
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

50
196 186
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center