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
6,047 842
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

2
4,376 1,470
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

3
3,658 1,174
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

4
3,305 1,053
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,471 1,074
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

6
2,698 830
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting Guard

7
1,851 947
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

8
1,636 927
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small Forward

9
1,466 728
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

10
1,346 753
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

11
1,400 779
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,358 785
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

13
1,020 585
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

14
951 592
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

15
1,576 859
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

16
1,749 1,060
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

17
1,226 747
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

18
897 610
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard

19
1,833 711
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

20
886 361
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Small forward

21
615 539
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

22
538 414
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

23
617 391
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward, Center

24
520 361
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard

25
667 484
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

26
596 418
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward, Power forward

27
1,260 440
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Point guard

28
700 413
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
681 449
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center

30
721 412
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward

31
737 438
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

32
593 372
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

33
667 240
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard

34
1,097 610
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,268 573
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Power forward

36
469 328
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Shooting guard, Small forward

37
896 442
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard

38
654 176
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Center

39
373 300
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward

40
945 195
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Power forward

41
348 285
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,268 457
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Shooting guard

43
629 356
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
365 301
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Center

45
443 311
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Small forward, Power forward

46
341 247
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

47
290 224
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Small forward

48
285 190
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Small forward

49
308 260
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Power forward, Center

50
315 219
Mark Eaton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Center