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
3,230 408
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
1,960 620
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

3
2,379 732
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

4
1,765 528
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
1,893 585
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,429 428
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
978 482
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
846 470
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
830 397
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
761 430
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
759 450
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
737 432
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
979 488
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
545 319
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

15
867 529
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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16
525 325
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
932 577
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
659 422
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
966 341
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
484 353
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

21
372 126
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

22
348 304
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
652 226
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

24
302 247
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

25
285 202
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

26
388 233
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

27
349 273
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

28
331 109
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

29
403 333
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

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30
393 272
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

31
434 260
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

32
407 243
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

33
330 199
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

34
351 237
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

35
591 349
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

36
540 211
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

37
195 23
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
TRENT13 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

38
501 277
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
592 299
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

40
212 181
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

41
270 214
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

42
336 213
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

43
197 51
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
MakenaBrouwer added Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

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44
215 65
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

45
189 172
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

46
210 193
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

47
249 203
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

48
503 315
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

49
153 129
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

50
193 156
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center