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
673 306
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

2
686 314
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

3
492 217
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers

4
535 244
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

5
438 255
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
353 213
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

7
344 209
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

8
246 139
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

9
127 67
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
176 111
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
144 90
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
131 101
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

13
75 53
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

14
72 50
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

15
102 82
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

16
97 79
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
84 69
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

18
66 53
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

19
52 41
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
59 51
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

21
96 93
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

22
43 34
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

23
63 57
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

24
55 48
Ish Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

25
47 45
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks

26
39 40
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Los Angeles Lakers

27
41 46
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors

28
42 49
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

29
38 47
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
21 25
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
VultureBones added

31
4 3
yongjinyit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
yjy genius added yongjinyit

32
7 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
20 27
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Boston Celtics

34
21 29
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
18 25
Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Mario Myers added Utah Jazz, New York Knicks, Washington Wizards

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 25
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 22
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks

40
12 26
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic

41
10 24
Ronnie Price is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings

42
10 25
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 31
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves

44
13 30
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings

45
16 36
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

46
10 35
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added San Antonio Spurs

47
13 43
Zaza Pachulia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks

48
6 29
Kwame Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

49
6 30
Sonny Parker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Golden State Warriors

50
6 35
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Miami Heat