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.

Go ahead and rank the fastest NBA players of all time, and when you're done, head on over to rank the fastest NFL players of all time

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1
593 261
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
765 355
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder

3
767 359
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards

4
607 273
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

5
487 297
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
289 161
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

7
396 241
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

8
390 237
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

9
154 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
195 128
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons

11
157 118
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
154 119
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

13
98 67
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added

14
80 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
98 77
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder

16
83 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
85 65
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

18
61 41
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics

19
112 95
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets

20
50 31
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

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 5
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 58
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
109 106
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Golden State Warriors

26
57 49
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 54
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
28 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 3
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
14 13
Darren Collison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

35
17 17
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets

36
45 55
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

37
3 0
Steve Francis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks

38
3 0
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic

39
6 4
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added

40
18 20
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

41
43 53
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Los Angeles Lakers

42
3 1
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

43
3 1
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers

44
3 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 0
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

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
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat

48
1 0
Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers

49
1 0
Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added

50
1 0
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers