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
5,229 725
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,810 1,266
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,175 1,003
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
2,865 899
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,028 945
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,338 721
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,431 801
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

8
1,618 807
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

9
1,277 631
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,174 661
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,215 668
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,620 730
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

13
1,177 681
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

14
878 503
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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15
1,370 761
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
819 517
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
1,517 911
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
1,055 643
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
792 532
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
1,583 591
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

21
750 281
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

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22
547 472
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

23
472 359
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

24
546 342
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

25
457 315
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

26
605 394
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

27
593 436
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

28
630 357
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
615 364
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

30
1,089 394
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

31
511 373
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

32
647 386
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

33
524 327
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

34
567 202
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
943 537
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

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36
1,040 507
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

37
409 292
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

38
773 395
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

39
326 266
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

40
301 247
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
499 142
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

42
539 307
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

The Best Current NBA Centers

43
731 160
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

44
322 264
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
1,037 401
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

46
392 278
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

47
253 194
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
296 218
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

49
252 162
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

50
203 199
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center