sports The Fastest NBA Players of All Time  

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List Rules Best players in NBA history who were known for their elite speed

This list is composed of the fastest NBA players of all time, ranked by overall speed and talent level. The NBA measures straight-line speed at the yearly NBA combine, as well as quickness, lateral agility, and many other athletic traits. However, speed in the NBA isn't as focused on the numbers, and is instead simply quantified by the jaw-dropping speed-related feats these NBA players perform on a nightly basis. Due to top-level speed, many of the fastest NBA players are also among the greatest NBA players of all time.

This list is a collection of which players displayed the most amazing, game-changing speed in NBA history. Typically, the fastest NBA players are point guards such as Russell Westbrook and John Wall, since they are often the smallest, although certain anomalies like LeBron James and Michael Jordan find themselves among the fastest NBA players despite being bigger and stronger.

Go ahead and rank the fastest NBA players of all time, and when you're done, head on over to rank the fastest NFL players of all time

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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
John Wall Washington Wizards

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LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

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Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

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Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

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Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Isaiah Thomas Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

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Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Leandro Barbosa Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors

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Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Nate Robinson New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kenny Smith Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Eddie Johnson Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings

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Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Speedy Claxton Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Kemba Walker

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Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Muggsy Bogues Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets

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Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Dennis Schröder Atlanta Hawks

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Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Avery Bradley Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics

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T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
T. J. Ford Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks

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Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Monta Ellis Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

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Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Nate Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

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Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Aaron Brooks Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves

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Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Fat Lever Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

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Mookie Blaylock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Mookie Blaylock Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors

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Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Brevin Knight Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards

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Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Mike Bibby Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Vancouver Grizzlies

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Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Micheal Ray Richardson Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks

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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Maurice Cheeks Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets

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Avery Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Avery Johnson Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Seattle Supersonics

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Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Julius Erving Philadelphia 76ers, New York Nets

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Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Eric Bledsoe Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

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Ish Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Ish Smith Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

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Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

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Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks

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John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

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Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

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Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

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Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Damon Stoudamire Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

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Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Darren Collison

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Darrell Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Darrell Armstrong Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets

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Ronnie Price is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Ronnie Price Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Alvin Robertson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Alvin Robertson Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons

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Willie Cauley-Stein is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Willie Cauley-Stein

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Tyler Ulis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Tyler Ulis