NBA 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 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!

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1
3,043 388
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

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2
1,855 577
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

3
1,675 490
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

4
2,246 709
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

5
1,793 558
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,349 406
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
926 457
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
799 439
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
797 382
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
737 408
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
726 426
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
702 412
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
928 464
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
519 304
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

15
823 508
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

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16
502 308
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
884 548
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
631 406
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
910 313
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
456 340
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

21
328 286
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
606 211
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

23
289 235
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
346 114
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

25
274 192
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

26
389 319
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

27
419 241
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

28
313 187
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

29
362 225
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

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30
382 264
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

31
333 266
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
333 232
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

33
387 234
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

34
305 104
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
562 330
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

36
503 190
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

37
563 288
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

38
205 172
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

39
481 267
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

40
261 205
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

41
181 162
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
321 201
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

43
148 18
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
TRENT13 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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44
174 41
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
MakenaBrouwer added Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

45
236 194
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

46
474 300
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

47
193 59
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

48
147 123
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

49
203 185
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

50
187 149
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center