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
5,203 723
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,797 1,264
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,855 894
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

4
3,161 1,002
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

5
3,017 941
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,327 720
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,424 797
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

8
1,612 804
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

9
1,274 629
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,171 658
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,208 667
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,609 727
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

13
1,175 680
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

14
876 502
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
1,365 761
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
816 517
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
1,509 906
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
1,051 643
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
787 531
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
1,574 591
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

21
745 280
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
543 472
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
469 359
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
541 342
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

25
455 315
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

26
601 393
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

27
590 436
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

28
625 357
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
611 364
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

30
1,082 394
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
507 372
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
642 385
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

33
520 324
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

34
565 201
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
935 536
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
1,034 504
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
408 292
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

38
768 395
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
325 265
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

40
299 247
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
496 141
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

42
536 307
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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43
724 159
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

44
319 264
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
1,032 399
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

46
390 277
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

47
250 194
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
294 218
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
250 162
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

50
202 198
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center