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
6,300 879
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,573 1,512
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,798 1,222
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,423 1,107
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,610 1,110
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,804 860
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,921 980
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,696 956
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,517 765
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,390 791
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,462 812
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,416 818
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,051 616
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
1,638 888
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

15
980 619
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

16
1,818 1,110
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,284 771
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
936 631
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,904 755
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
939 385
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
636 559
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
556 430
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

23
701 496
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

24
645 403
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

25
631 429
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

26
765 420
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

27
739 423
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

28
1,329 456
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

29
535 375
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

30
712 466
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

31
769 456
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
616 389
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
693 246
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,152 638
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,366 598
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
719 185
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

37
942 459
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
486 340
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

39
1,020 206
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

40
383 315
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

41
360 294
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,351 485
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

43
659 367
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
380 309
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

45
468 322
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

46
352 258
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
299 233
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
293 200
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

49
313 270
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

50
327 227
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center