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!

1
5,817 801
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
4,204 1,408
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,520 1,123
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
3,166 1,012
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,358 1,044
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,597 801
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,785 909
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,577 894
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,413 698
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,292 731
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,355 745
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,308 752
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
986 562
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

14
915 570
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

15
1,521 834
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
1,692 1,010
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

17
1,170 725
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
867 589
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

19
1,760 684
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
853 337
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
602 521
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
525 398
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

23
601 377
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

24
651 469
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

25
506 349
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich Shooting guard

26
1,210 428
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
571 402
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
675 397
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
694 396
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

30
659 437
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

31
719 426
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

32
581 360
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

33
639 232
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

34
1,048 590
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,193 555
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

36
456 318
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

37
862 429
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

38
365 289
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

39
600 166
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

40
336 272
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
876 187
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

42
1,195 444
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

43
607 342
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
429 299
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

45
352 293
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

46
332 235
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

47
280 215
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
281 181
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
299 252
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dan Issel Power forward, Center

50
222 224
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center