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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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John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards
2
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Oklahoma City Thunder
3
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons
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Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cory Almond added Sacramento Kings

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers
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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls
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Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder
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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics
10
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers
11
Pooh Richardson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers
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Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Detroit Pistons
13
Kevin Porter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Baltimore Bullets, Brooklyn Nets
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Larry Hughes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers
15
Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat
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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
quang.chu005 added Milwaukee Bucks
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Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors
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Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added
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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added
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Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics
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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets
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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics
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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets
25
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans