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
5,692 786
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
4,124 1,383
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,458 1,097
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
3,107 990
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,303 1,027
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,554 787
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,761 885
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,552 878
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,392 686
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,270 718
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,330 732
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,284 737
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
970 553
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

14
896 562
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

15
1,493 820
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
1,660 994
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

17
1,147 707
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
851 577
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

19
1,730 665
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
837 327
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

21
598 511
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

22
514 391
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

23
591 373
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

24
499 345
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich Shooting guard

25
640 467
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

26
662 389
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

27
685 389
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

28
1,183 423
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

29
648 431
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

30
555 400
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

31
702 421
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

32
570 356
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

33
628 228
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

34
1,029 582
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,171 544
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

36
446 313
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

37
842 424
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

38
358 285
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

39
581 162
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

40
852 178
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

41
330 267
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,163 437
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

43
587 336
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
347 286
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
421 294
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

46
325 231
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

47
275 211
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
271 176
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
291 248
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dan Issel Power forward, Center

50
217 217
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center