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
6,313 882
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,581 1,516
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,804 1,222
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,426 1,108
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,613 1,111
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,808 861
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,923 981
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,699 957
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,519 766
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,392 792
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,463 815
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,418 820
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,053 617
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
1,640 890
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

15
983 619
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

16
1,820 1,113
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,284 773
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
936 633
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,905 757
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
942 385
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
637 560
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
703 496
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

23
558 430
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

24
646 404
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

25
632 430
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

26
765 422
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

27
739 425
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

28
1,331 458
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

29
535 377
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

30
712 468
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

31
769 458
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
617 391
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
695 247
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,152 640
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,367 600
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
721 186
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

37
942 460
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
486 341
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

39
1,022 207
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

40
384 316
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
1,352 486
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

43
659 368
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
380 310
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

45
468 323
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

46
353 258
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
299 234
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
294 200
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

49
315 270
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

50
327 228
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center