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
5,825 803
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,210 1,414
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,525 1,127
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,171 1,014
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,359 1,046
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,602 801
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,786 911
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,579 897
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,416 700
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,293 732
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,356 748
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,312 753
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
988 564
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
918 570
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

15
1,523 834
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

16
1,695 1,010
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,172 725
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

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

19
1,763 684
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
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 Small forward

21
604 521
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
526 398
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

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

24
507 349
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

25
652 469
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

26
572 402
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

27
1,211 429
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

28
675 397
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
696 396
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

30
660 437
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

31
720 426
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

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

33
642 232
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,049 590
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,195 556
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
457 319
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

37
863 430
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
366 290
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

39
603 166
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

40
337 272
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
879 187
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

42
609 342
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

43
1,198 444
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

44
353 293
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

45
430 299
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

46
334 235
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
282 215
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

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

49
301 252
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

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