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
6,261 876
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,543 1,507
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,776 1,213
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,401 1,099
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,585 1,105
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,786 855
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,909 976
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,686 952
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,511 758
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,383 786
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,453 806
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,406 814
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,045 610
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
1,621 884
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

15
975 614
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

16
1,808 1,100
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,271 767
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
928 627
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,894 748
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
930 380
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
635 554
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
695 492
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

23
641 401
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

24
552 428
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

25
621 427
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

26
1,318 451
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

27
732 423
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

28
754 420
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

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
705 463
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
615 383
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
1,143 633
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,351 594
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
711 182
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

37
937 455
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
1,009 203
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
1,343 482
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