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
4,895 665
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,567 1,162
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,956 927
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
2,660 829
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
2,829 881
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,171 671
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,502 751
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,319 749
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,190 598
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,093 628
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,121 628
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,096 638
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
1,509 682
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
814 469
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
759 491
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

16
1,274 728
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

17
1,423 849
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
983 609
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
738 504
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
680 247
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

21
1,484 547
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

The Top Current NBA Players

22
520 437
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
444 338
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
433 297
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

25
566 417
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

26
583 347
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

27
1,024 375
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

28
514 325
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

The Best NBA Players of the Decade

29
569 370
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

30
611 364
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

31
496 303
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

32
593 338
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

33
480 358
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

34
525 188
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

35
886 507
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
967 479
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
308 247
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

38
387 279
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

39
727 375
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
288 230
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
664 146
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

42
449 130
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

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43
508 294
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

44
962 375
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

45
301 252
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

46
238 178
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

47
366 262
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

48
239 150
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
278 208
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
196 185
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center