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!

list ordered by

1
6,259 876
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,541 1,506
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,774 1,213
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,399 1,098
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,584 1,104
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,784 854
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,907 976
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,684 952
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,509 758
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,381 786
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,451 805
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,404 814
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,045 609
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
1,620 883
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

15
974 614
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

16
1,808 1,099
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,270 766
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
928 626
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,892 747
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
930 379
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
633 554
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
641 400
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

23
552 427
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

24
694 492
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

25
621 426
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

26
1,318 450
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

27
753 419
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

28
731 423
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
532 371
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

30
704 463
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

31
765 452
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
614 383
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
687 245
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,141 633
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,351 593
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
709 182
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

37
936 455
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
480 337
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

39
1,008 202
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

40
380 310
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

41
356 292
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,341 482
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

43
655 365
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
463 318
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

45
374 309
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

46
349 255
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
296 230
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
312 266
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

49
291 197
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

50
323 226
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center