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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
4,243 556
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
3,096 979
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
2,571 795
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
2,290 699
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

5
2,461 764
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
1,882 564
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

7
1,302 621
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,129 628
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

9
1,037 521
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
947 548
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
944 546
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

12
984 558
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

13
1,287 603
Manu Ginóbili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Manu Ginóbili Shooting guard

14
689 414
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
1,114 652
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

16
657 420
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

17
1,225 729
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

18
864 530
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

19
1,295 460
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
641 440
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

21
555 199
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Vladimir Kokki added Peja Stojaković Small forward

The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

22
884 305
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
442 382
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
382 297
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
370 254
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich

26
465 283
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

27
513 303
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

28
499 373
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

29
456 159
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

30
541 319
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

31
505 100
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
TRENT13 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

32
432 265
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

33
500 337
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

34
520 303
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

35
433 330
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

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36
772 445
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

37
823 413
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

38
787 319
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

39
644 339
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
359 103
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic

41
270 223
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

42
454 262
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
343 254
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

44
353 120
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
MakenaBrouwer added Steve Kerr Point guard, Shooting guard

45
251 210
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
265 233
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

47
322 239
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

48
215 137
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
248 190
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
204 167
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward