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
5,659 783
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

2
4,098 1,377
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dirk Nowitzki Power forward

3
3,440 1,092
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Stockton Point guard

4
3,091 984
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jerry West Point Guard, Shooting Guard

5
3,284 1,023
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Steve Nash Point guard

6
2,539 785
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pete Maravich Shooting Guard

7
1,753 878
Kevin McHale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin McHale Power forward, Center

8
1,542 872
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
John Havlicek Small Forward

9
1,385 682
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rick Barry Small forward

10
1,263 714
Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Cousy Point guard

11
1,320 729
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

12
1,277 733
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Walton Center

13
964 551
Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

14
1,486 813
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Pau Gasol Power forward, Center

15
887 561
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
George Mikan Center

16
1,651 986
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kevin Love Power forward, Center

17
1,136 703
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

18
846 573
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Mark Price Point guard

19
1,718 659
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Gordon Hayward Small forward

20
831 322
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
597 507
Dave Cowens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave Cowens Power forward, Center

22
514 387
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

23
587 371
Tom Chambers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Tom Chambers Power forward, Center

24
497 343
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Gail Goodrich Shooting guard

25
636 466
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

26
1,177 422
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
JT Thomas added Jason Williams Point guard

27
682 387
Toni Kukoč is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Toni Kukoč Small forward

28
659 387
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History

29
644 428
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Vlade Divac Center

30
548 399
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

31
698 419
Bill Laimbeer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Bill Laimbeer Center

32
564 355
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Danny Ainge Shooting guard

33
625 226
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

34
1,022 579
Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kyle Korver Shooting guard, Small forward

35
1,162 541
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
pedro-cunha added Blake Griffin Power forward

36
439 311
Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

37
835 423
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
J. J. Redick Point guard, Shooting guard

38
355 283
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dave DeBusschere Power forward

39
843 176
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

40
574 161
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
ZA Terorizam added Nikola Jokic Center

41
329 264
Billy Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Billy Cunningham Shooting guard, Small forward

42
1,153 434
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AirJames added Klay Thompson Shooting guard

43
583 334
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
345 284
Rik Smits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Rik Smits Center

45
418 293
Andrei Kirilenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Andrei Kirilenko Small forward, Power forward

46
324 230
Jack Sikma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Jack Sikma Power forward, Center

47
275 209
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
slaft added Bobby Jones Small forward

48
270 174
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
AndrewRaptosh added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

49
291 245
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
looksharp added Dan Issel Power forward, Center

50
215 215
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best White Players in NBA History
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center