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The Best White Players in NBA History

Updated July 13, 2020 269.1k votes 29.4k voters 443.9k views213 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 26
    Pau Gasol
    3,196
    2,445

    Pau Gasol

    Power forward, Center

    Age40

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number16

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpaw ɣəˈzɔl], Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpau ɣaˈsol];... more on Wikipedia

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    #446 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#39 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players

  • 27
    Luka Dončić
    2,764
    290

    Luka Dončić

    Guard, Small forward

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#93 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

  • 28
    Detlef Schrempf
    1,278
    959

    Detlef Schrempf

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age57

    BirthplaceLeverkusen, Germany

    TeamsDallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Supersonics

    Detlef Schrempf (born 21 January 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #146 of 766 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#61 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • 29
    Brook Lopez
    774
    495

    Age31

    BirthplaceNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Number11

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Brook Robert Lopez (born April 1, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    Tom Chambers
    1,242
    933

    Tom Chambers

    Power forward, Center

    Age60

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, San Diego Clippers

    Thomas Doane Chambers (born June 21, 1959) is an American retired National Basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 31
    Jack Sikma
    754
    541

    Jack Sikma

    Power forward, Center

    Age64

    BirthplaceKankakee, Illinois

    TeamsSeattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks

    Jack Wayne Sikma (born November 14, 1955) is an American retired basketball center. He was a... more on Wikipedia

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    #220 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#41 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • 32
    J. J. Redick
    1,820
    1,354

    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 33
    Domantas Sabonis
    372
    103

    Domantas Sabonis

    Center / Power forward

    Age23

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Andrei Kirilenko
    1,000
    730

    Andrei Kirilenko

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age39

    BirthplaceIzhevsk, Russia

    Number47

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Andrei Gennadyevich Kirilenko (Russian: Андрей Геннадьевич Кириленко; born February 18, 1981)... more on Wikipedia
  • 35
    Jason Williams
    2,632
    1,981

    Jason Williams

    Point guard

    Age44

    BirthplaceBelle, West Virginia

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat

    Jason Williams may refer to: SportspeopleJason Williams (American football) (born 1986),... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#39 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame

  • 36
    Jonas Valančiūnas

    Age27

    BirthplaceUtena, Lithuania

    Number17

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valančiūnas (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈjoːnɐs vɐɫɐnʲˈtɕûːnɐs]; born 6 May 1992) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 37
    Kiki Vandeweghe
    628
    451

    Kiki Vandeweghe

    Small forward

    Age61

    BirthplaceWiesbaden, Germany

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

    Ernest Maurice "Kiki" VanDeWeghe III (born August 1, 1958) is an American basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 38
    Danilo Gallinari
    292
    89

    Danilo Gallinari

    Small forward, Power forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceSant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy

    Number8

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    Danilo Gallinari (Italian pronunciation: [daˈniːlo ɡalliˈnaːri]; born August 8, 1988) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 39
    Brian Scalabrine
    1,496
    1,106

    Brian Scalabrine

    Power forward

    Age42

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    TeamsBrooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics

    Brian David Scalabrine (born March 18, 1978) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #1987 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#36 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time

  • 40
    Kyle Korver
    2,039
    1,564

    Kyle Korver

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age38

    BirthplaceLakewood, California

    Number26

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 41
    Bojan Bogdanović
    362
    185

    Bojan Bogdanović

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age31

    BirthplaceMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Number44

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanović (Croatian pronunciation: [ˌbǒjan boɡˈdǎːnoʋit͜ɕ]; born April 18, 1989) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 42
    Mark Eaton
    670
    486

    Age62

    BirthplaceWestminster, California

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Mark E. Eaton (born January 24, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who... more on Wikipedia
  • 43
    Jeff Hornacek
    1,306
    1,019

    Jeff Hornacek

    Shooting guard

    Age56

    BirthplaceElmhurst, Illinois

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers

    Jeffrey John Hornacek (; born May 3, 1963) is an American professional basketball coach and... more on Wikipedia
  • 44
    Vlade Divac
    1,428
    1,106

    Age52

    BirthplacePrijepolje, Serbia

    TeamsSacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers

    Vlade Divac (Serbian Cyrillic: Владе Дивац, pronounced [ʋlǎːde dǐːʋats]; born February 3,... more on Wikipedia
  • 45
    Danny Ainge
    1,151
    889

    Danny Ainge

    Shooting guard

    Age60

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 46
    Gail Goodrich
    1,061
    836

    Gail Goodrich

    Shooting guard

    Age76

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Jazz

    Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. (born April 23, 1943) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #5 of 42 The Greatest UCLA Basketball Players of All Time#36 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 47
    Joe Ingles
    191
    63

    Joe Ingles

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age32

    BirthplaceHappy Valley, Australia

    Number2

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Joseph Howarth Ingles (born 2 October 1987) is an Australian professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 48
    Marc Gasol
    2,556
    2,075

    Age35

    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Number33

    TeamsToronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol Sáez (born 29 January 1985) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 49
    Doug Collins
    423
    299

    Doug Collins

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    Age68

    BirthplaceChristopher, Illinois, United States of America

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Douglas or Doug Collins may refer to: Doug Collins (journalist) (1920–2001), Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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    #42 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#15 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time

  • 50
    Paul Westphal
    520
    392

    Age70

    BirthplaceTorrance, California, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle Supersonics, New York Knicks

    Paul Douglas Westphal (born November 30, 1950) is an American retired basketball player and a... more on Wikipedia