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!

1
5,434 756
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,953 1,319
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,300 1,043
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
2,976 933
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,156 976
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,434 753
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,685 839
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,483 837
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,331 648
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,216 680
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,270 691
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,683 763
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

13
1,228 708
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

14
919 526
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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15
1,435 783
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
854 540
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
1,588 949
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
1,101 672
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
826 550
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
1,647 620
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

21
789 302
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

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22
575 487
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

23
491 373
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
570 353
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

25
478 330
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich Shooting guard

26
616 449
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

27
627 411
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

28
649 371
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
1,125 405
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

30
629 379
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

31
529 388
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
676 403
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

33
544 339
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

34
594 212
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
984 562
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

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36
1,105 522
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

37
429 302
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

38
810 410
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
342 278
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

40
315 257
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

41
533 152
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

42
566 321
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

The Best Current NBA Centers

43
787 168
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

44
338 276
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
1,094 418
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

46
407 286
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

47
267 203
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
313 225
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

49
260 169
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

50
277 240
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dan Issel Power forward, Center