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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422 199
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
John Wall Washington Wizards

2
365 171
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons

3
414 201
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder

4
298 137
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers

5
279 168
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat

6
235 143
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics

7
221 145
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Michael Jordan Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls

8
112 66
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons

9
147 97
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

10
70 38
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Nate Robinson New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder

11
88 56
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets

12
66 47
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls

13
59 44
Tony Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs

14
82 68
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Isaiah Thomas Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics

The Top Current NBA Players

15
49 43
Dennis Schröder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Dennis Schröder Atlanta Hawks

16
37 31
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Clyde Drexler Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

17
33 29
Speedy Claxton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Speedy Claxton Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans

18
40 37
Kenny Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Kenny Smith Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

19
31 27
Ish Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Ish Smith Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons

20
29 25
Brandon Jennings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks

21
32 29
Nate Archibald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Nate Archibald Kansas City Kings, New York Nets, Cincinnati Royals

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

22
35 34
Eric Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Eric Bledsoe Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks

23
35 34
Gregg Popovich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Gregg Popovich

24
53 56
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Stephen Curry

25
25 25
Monta Ellis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Monta Ellis Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks

26
17 18
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Ty Lawson Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets

27
6 6
Trey Burke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Mario Myers added Trey Burke

28
22 28
Leandro Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Leandro Barbosa Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors

The Best NBA Buys for the Money

29
4 5
Nick Hughes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
JackBullock added Nick Hughes

30
25 33
Jeff Teague is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves

31
14 19
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers

32
14 20
Avery Bradley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Avery Bradley Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics

33
13 19
T. J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
T. J. Ford Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks

34
8 13
Ronnie Price is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Ronnie Price Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings

35
11 18
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
John Havlicek Boston Celtics

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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12 21
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Kevin Durant Seattle Supersonics

37
3 9
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
VultureBones added Ben Simmons

38
10 20
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Eddie Johnson Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings

39
7 16
Devin Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets

40
8 19
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Draymond Green

41
10 22
Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Lonzo Ball Los A - A Bust

42
5 15
Steve Kerr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Steve Kerr Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic

The Top NBA Players Of All Time

43
5 15
Michael Beasley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Michael Beasley

44
9 21
Aaron Brooks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Aaron Brooks Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves

45
7 19
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Tim Duncan

46
4 15
Tyronn Lue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Tyronn Lue Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks

47
5 17
Sonny Parker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Sonny Parker Golden State Warriors

48
7 20
Richard Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls

49
3 13
Kwame Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Kwame Brown Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies

50
5 18
Udonis Haslem is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Fastest NBA Players of All Time
5IrishChickens added Udonis Haslem Miami Heat