NBA 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.

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1
803 372
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

2
638 284
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

3
793 369
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

4
628 280
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers

5
416 246
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

6
308 174
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
415 251
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

8
500 316
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers

9
169 86
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder

10
210 131
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
49 7
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cory Almond added Sacramento Kings

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12
169 125
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets

13
111 73
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added Milwaukee Bucks

14
164 126
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

15
91 57
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

16
60 32
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

17
107 80
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

18
91 66
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

19
119 97
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

20
66 43
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

21
86 65
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

22
111 91
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

23
81 61
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

24
73 59
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

25
63 49
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks