NBA 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 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
2,858 362
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

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2
2,133 662
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
1,749 546
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
1,581 464
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
1,691 532
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,275 383
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
883 429
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
764 410
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
765 365
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
702 391
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
697 404
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
665 391
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
872 438
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
779 480
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

15
496 288
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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16
482 287
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
590 385
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
819 529
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

19
440 319
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
831 292
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

21
310 271
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

22
567 195
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

23
320 98
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

24
371 303
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

25
277 223
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

26
262 181
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

27
398 227
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

28
341 215
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
318 223
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

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30
319 257
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

31
365 254
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

32
368 223
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

33
289 176
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

34
527 308
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
278 99
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

36
449 173
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

37
513 277
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
253 194
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

39
445 254
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

40
192 160
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

41
297 192
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

42
225 184
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

43
195 174
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

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44
169 155
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

45
177 143
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

46
151 29
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
MakenaBrouwer added Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

47
145 95
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

48
442 285
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

49
163 51
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

50
140 119
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward