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
6,081 844
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,396 1,474
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,676 1,177
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,316 1,065
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,485 1,082
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,710 835
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,858 954
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,642 933
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,474 733
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,352 757
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,406 784
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,365 789
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,022 590
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
953 598
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

15
1,582 864
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

16
1,755 1,066
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,231 749
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
900 611
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,837 716
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
890 362
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
618 539
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
539 414
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

23
618 391
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

24
522 361
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

25
669 484
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

26
601 418
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

27
1,268 440
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

28
706 413
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
685 449
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

30
724 412
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

31
742 439
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
598 372
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
669 240
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,103 614
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,281 577
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
470 328
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

37
902 443
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
660 176
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

39
377 301
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

40
954 196
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

41
350 286
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,276 460
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

43
631 357
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
369 302
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

45
445 314
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

46
344 248
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
291 225
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
309 261
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

49
286 192
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

50
229 233
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center