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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640 289
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

2
624 280
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
502 226
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

4
452 200
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
410 242
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
338 193
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

7
228 128
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

8
324 198
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

9
118 55
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
165 103
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
133 81
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
120 93
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

13
66 45
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

14
95 74
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

15
67 47
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

16
91 72
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

17
62 47
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

18
76 63
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

19
47 35
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

20
60 52
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

21
39 29
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

22
50 43
Ish Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

23
88 86
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

24
46 39
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks

25
53 47
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

26
35 33
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Los Angeles Lakers

27
40 43
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

28
37 42
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors

29
36 41
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Seattle Supersonics/ Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors

30
3 3
yongjinyit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
yjy genius added yongjinyit

31
19 24
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
VultureBones added

32
6 8
Paddy Mills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
tomdenny added Paddy Mills San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers

33
18 24
Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Mario Myers added Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards

34
21 28
T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs

35
20 27
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Boston Celtics

36
19 28
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics

37
15 24
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

38
13 23
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets

39
12 23
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic

40
10 21
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks

41
10 22
Ronnie Price is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings

42
10 23
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks

43
14 29
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves

44
15 31
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

45
13 29
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings

46
10 30
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added San Antonio Spurs

47
6 25
Kwame Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

48
6 28
Sonny Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Golden State Warriors

49
11 41
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

50
6 32
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Miami Heat