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
810 375
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

2
650 289
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
821 381
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

4
658 294
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

5
427 253
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

6
319 178
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
421 257
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

8
507 326
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
176 89
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
216 134
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
58 10
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
120 75
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added Milwaukee Bucks

13
173 127
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets

14
98 60
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
169 130
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

16
63 35
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

17
107 83
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

18
121 99
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

19
68 45
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

20
92 70
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

21
112 94
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
83 64
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

23
86 68
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

24
74 62
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
116 112
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors