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
590 259
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers

2
762 354
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
764 357
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

4
605 271
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

5
485 296
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers

6
288 160
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
390 235
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

8
396 240
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

9
153 82
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
193 128
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
157 116
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets

12
97 65
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added

13
153 119
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

14
79 56
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors

15
97 77
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

16
82 62
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

17
61 41
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

18
84 65
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
50 30
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

20
112 95
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

21
104 89
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

22
75 59
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

23
23 4
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cory Almond added Sacramento Kings

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24
68 57
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
109 105
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

26
57 48
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

27
47 39
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

28
59 53
Ish Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

29
64 65
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

30
27 23
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat

31
47 49
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors

32
9 2
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

33
48 52
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks

34
17 16
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

35
18 19
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

36
43 52
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Los Angeles Lakers

37
45 55
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

38
13 13
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

39
3 0
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

40
6 4
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added

41
2 0
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

42
2 0
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

43
2 1
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

44
2 1
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers

45
2 1
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

46
2 1
Norm Van Lier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls

47
1 0
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors

48
1 0
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

49
1 0
Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers

50
1 0
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat