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
5,850 808
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,222 1,425
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,539 1,135
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,189 1,019
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,369 1,053
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,613 803
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,792 917
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,583 903
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,423 706
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,299 736
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,360 753
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,316 757
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
994 565
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
922 572
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

15
1,530 837
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

16
1,701 1,015
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,175 732
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
871 593
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,773 688
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
857 342
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
605 526
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
528 403
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

23
605 380
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

24
511 351
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

25
655 471
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

26
1,218 430
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

27
699 398
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

28
677 400
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
573 406
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

30
661 440
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

31
721 430
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
583 364
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
644 236
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,054 593
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,203 559
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
458 322
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

37
866 433
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
367 293
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

39
609 167
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

40
340 274
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

41
889 189
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

42
612 345
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

43
1,205 447
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

44
432 302
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

45
353 296
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

46
335 237
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
283 217
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
281 183
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

49
303 253
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

50
223 226
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center