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 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
3,487 436
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
2,541 792
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,094 677
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
1,888 573
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
2,032 626
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,531 453
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
1,060 514
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
917 508
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
880 427
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
803 462
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
787 459
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

12
807 477
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

13
1,056 514
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
579 342
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

15
558 347
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
916 565
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

17
992 615
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
1,052 370
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

19
525 369
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

20
702 453
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

21
406 140
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
710 242
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
372 322
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
372 120
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

25
423 246
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

26
322 258
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

27
442 254
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

28
302 214
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

29
365 282
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

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30
420 339
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

31
284 32
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
TRENT13 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

32
380 245
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

33
415 289
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

34
354 214
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

35
453 273
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

36
635 365
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

37
591 235
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

38
532 288
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
636 318
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
224 188
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

41
286 221
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

42
229 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
359 221
Goran Dragić is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Goran Dragić Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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44
245 72
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

45
202 182
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
262 209
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

47
222 203
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

48
541 330
Brian Scalabrine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
_1443311062050 added Brian Scalabrine Power forward

49
168 138
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

50
209 164
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center