Basketball 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
690 308
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
2
689 308
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers
3
849 398
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder
4
836 391
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards
5
340 186
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers
6
447 263
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls
7
433 267
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics
8
78 13
De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cory Almond added Sacramento Kings

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9
518 341
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers
10
185 94
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder
11
224 137
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons
12
130 84
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added Milwaukee Bucks
13
106 65
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors
14
178 132
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics
15
180 136
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets
16
71 39
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
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17
128 103
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets
18
112 87
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder
19
98 73
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans
20
73 49
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
119 96
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
92 69
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals
23
88 65
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets
24
78 64
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
22 4
Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
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