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
5,656 781
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
4,096 1,375
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,439 1,090
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
3,089 982
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,282 1,019
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,537 783
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,751 876
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,541 869
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,383 680
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,261 712
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,317 727
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,275 731
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
962 550
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

14
1,483 811
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

15
885 560
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

16
1,649 983
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

17
1,136 699
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
846 571
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

19
1,718 655
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
829 320
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
596 505
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
513 385
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
587 369
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

24
496 342
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich Shooting guard

25
1,176 420
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

26
681 385
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

27
635 465
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

28
657 386
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
644 428
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

30
548 399
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
698 417
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

32
562 354
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

33
624 226
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

34
1,021 577
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,159 540
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
834 422
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

37
438 311
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

38
354 283
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

39
839 176
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

40
573 161
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

41
328 263
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,152 431
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

43
582 333
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
344 283
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
417 293
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

46
322 230
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
273 209
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
269 174
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
289 245
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
213 215
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center