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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
3,470 434
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
2,531 786
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,083 673
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
1,881 569
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
2,019 624
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,522 451
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
1,054 512
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
912 505
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
878 425
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
800 458
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
783 456
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

12
801 476
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

13
1,045 513
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
576 339
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

15
556 344
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

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16
912 561
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

17
987 614
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
1,048 367
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

19
698 450
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

20
520 367
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

21
403 139
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

22
705 241
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
370 319
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

24
321 256
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

25
368 119
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

26
419 243
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

27
301 212
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

28
437 252
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

29
276 29
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
TRENT13 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

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30
417 338
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

31
363 281
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
378 243
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

33
411 286
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

34
352 212
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

35
451 271
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

36
631 364
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

37
589 233
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

38
528 287
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

39
632 316
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

40
224 186
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

41
284 220
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

42
225 61
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
MakenaBrouwer added Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

43
242 71
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

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44
357 219
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

45
201 180
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

46
258 209
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

47
221 202
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

48
539 330
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

49
208 162
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

50
166 136
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward