share

Who is the fastest NBA Player?

tiberius
Registered User
Joined: 06/16/2012
Posts: 194
Points: 443
Offline
Who is the fastest NBA Player?

Hey yall, I've been debating with my friends for quite a while now as to who is the league's fastest player. I know that there are differences between quickness (lateral agility, ability to change direction), speed (maximum attainable velocity) and explosiveness (acceleration). But I think that for the most part we would agree on a top 3 for overall fastest player that constitutes of Derrick Rose, John Wall and Russell Westbrook right? Now out of these 3 players, in order who is the fastest in terms of:

Quickness

Speed

Explosiveness

And then in conclusion who you think is the fastest and why.


mj23mj23bestever
Registered User
Joined: 09/29/2010
Posts: 1081
Points: 361
Offline
how about brandon jennings and rondo

imo b jennings has too be in the mix for the fastet player in the league along with rondo

steviechillz
steviechillz's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/07/2009
Posts: 290
Points: 512
Offline
^^Ha, I heard that Avery

^^Ha, I heard that Avery Bradley is suppose to be faster than Rondo according to teammates. Rondo is &$#%#&@! quick as hell, so thats impressive.

On a separate note,rRemember when the Brazilian Blurr was on this list? LMAO

tiberius
Registered User
Joined: 06/16/2012
Posts: 194
Points: 443
Offline
Mine are: Quickness: 1.

Mine are:

Quickness: 1. Russell Westbrook, 2. John Wall, 3. Derrick Rose

Speed: 1. John Wall, 2. Russell Westbrook, 3. Derrick Rose

Acceleration: 1. Derrick Rose, 2. John Wall, 3. Russell Westbrook

In terms of fastest overall, I would have to say that the fastest athlete is John Wall, but the player that best utilizes how fast he is Derrick Rose. If you look at their games, John Wall doesn't have an awesome ball handle, he doesn't have a killer crossover that Derrick Rose pocesses but beats people in the open court by simply running faster than anybody. Rose uses jukes, change in pace and ball handling to get around players in a blink of an eye but not really his speed the way Wall does. I gotta say however that Westbrook looked abnormally fast as of late and am considering giving him the title of the fastest nba player, but I don't see anyone running faster than John Wall.

:)

mj23mj23bestever
Registered User
Joined: 09/29/2010
Posts: 1081
Points: 361
Offline
o barbosa whewwww eeeee was he fast

love the brazilian blurr mention

ENOGSIWONdede
Registered User
Joined: 05/12/2012
Posts: 511
Points: -2231
Offline
No i do not agree but out of

No i do not agree

but out of those 3:

westbrook

westbrook

westbrook

whole league:

very close i dont know?

sonny weems

jeremy lin

START SPEED

Lin: 13.93 mph

Wall: 13.25 mph

Irving: 12.64 mph

tiberius
Registered User
Joined: 06/16/2012
Posts: 194
Points: 443
Offline
Can we get a source for those

Can we get a source for those "start speed"?

romei838
Registered User
Joined: 09/09/2012
Posts: 6
Points: -6
Offline
what?

what?

FastAndFurious
FastAndFurious's picture
Registered User
Joined: 08/05/2009
Posts: 3564
Points: 9115
Offline
Quickness: Russell Westbrook,

Quickness: Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo

Fastest: Ty Lawson, Russell Westbrook, John Wall

Explosiveness: Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, John Wall

Acceleration: Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Monta Ellis

@Steviechillz:

Bradley faster than Rondo my ass! Lol who said that? Is there a link for that?

steviechillz
steviechillz's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/07/2009
Posts: 290
Points: 512
Offline
@FastandFurious haha Kevin

@FastandFurious

haha Kevin Garnett did, if you google it you will find tons of articles. Rondo denies it doe lol

Siggy
Registered User
Joined: 02/25/2012
Posts: 2926
Points: 5208
Offline
Ty Lawson is the fastest end

Ty Lawson is the fastest end to end player in the league.

ENOGSIWONdede
Registered User
Joined: 05/12/2012
Posts: 511
Points: -2231
Offline
http://www.slamonline.com/onl

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/03/life-in-the-fast-lane/

Lin had great numbers at the combine, also Lebron is probably in the discussion for fastest but I think he is a little slower than he used to be.

Jlv2012
Registered User
Joined: 06/23/2010
Posts: 1320
Points: -2126
Offline
I think we will have to remove Derrick Rose

from this conversation after his recent injury.

Siggy
Registered User
Joined: 02/25/2012
Posts: 2926
Points: 5208
Offline
Tony Parker always gets

Tony Parker always gets forgotten in these types of topics, but the fact is that he's still one of the fastest players in the league.

I know the Spurs are one of those teams who invested in STATS arena camera system. That is the cam system that tracks just about every single player movement on the court, including measuring the speed of players. TP was measured with the highest on-court speed of 21 MPH.

Pistol Pete. Th...
Pistol Pete. The Pelican's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 731
Points: 1649
Offline
Well just to be politcally

Well just to be politcally correct, the fastest players in the NBA are Sonny Weems and Nate Robinson, who both did their sprints at the NBA combine in 2.96. Derrick Rose had 3.05, Westbrook had 3.08, John Wall had 3.14. Also Sonny Weems and Nate Robinson were both track athletes and Nate Robinson ran a 4.3 40 yard dash, he was a 3 star cornerback coming out of high school.

The quickest player in the NBA is Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings, Derrick Rose and Westbrook were slower than Wall in that regard, people need to know that you really cant't compare speed and quickness together, Derrick Rose, is quick but he really has great body control, and a sick crossover which makes him look quicker than he is and Westbrook is slow explosive, he runs at full speed and either stop at the drop of a dime or goes straight up on a launch to the rim. Crossing someone over and be quick are 2 different things though. Isaiah Thomas is 2-3 seconds quicker than Wall, Westbrook, and Rose.

bjcart53
Registered User
Joined: 09/29/2010
Posts: 174
Points: 259
Offline
Ty Lawson is the fastest

Ty Lawson is the fastest player in the nba. Derrick rose is next then russell westbrook

u mad bro
Registered User
Joined: 01/29/2012
Posts: 30
Points: -1
Offline
luts

Pat Mills is real fast with the ball!!!

Malik-Universal
Malik-Universal's picture
Registered User
Joined: 07/08/2010
Posts: 3406
Points: 3125
Offline
john wall has to be the

john wall has to be the fastest from end to end

SportsDude
Registered User
Joined: 08/08/2012
Posts: 35
Points: 48
Offline
Darren Collison is the

Darren Collison is the fastest player in the NBA.

Puregreen5
Registered User
Joined: 06/22/2011
Posts: 106
Points: 198
Offline
I felt like Rodrigue Beaubois

I felt like Rodrigue Beaubois from the Mavs use to be, before he got injured again and again! Avery Bradley is super quick, and don't underestimate Eric Bledsoe (Clippers) or Ishmael Smith (Magic). John Wall , Ty Lawson and Rajon Rondo are speed demons with the ball in their hands. I also read that Tony Wroten is really fast as well.

Pistol Pete. Th...
Pistol Pete. The Pelican's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 731
Points: 1649
Offline
I got minus point for stating

I got minus point for stating factual statements. Dudes on here are crazy.

Puregreen5
Registered User
Joined: 06/22/2011
Posts: 106
Points: 198
Offline
I gave you a +1

I gave you a +1

ENOGSIWONdede
Registered User
Joined: 05/12/2012
Posts: 511
Points: -2231
Offline
&$#%#&@! I got -11 for saying

&$#%#&@! I got -11 for saying Sonny Weems was the fastest lol

TaylorCondrin
TaylorCondrin's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/14/2009
Posts: 4190
Points: 7250
Offline
jeff teague is one of the

jeff teague is one of the quickest players in the NBA

Siggy
Registered User
Joined: 02/25/2012
Posts: 2926
Points: 5208
Offline
Here is the article I was

Here is the article I was referring to earlier in my post about TP.

http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2012/03/08/who-is-really-the-fastest-point-guard/

tiberius
Registered User
Joined: 06/16/2012
Posts: 194
Points: 443
Offline
Well I get a - for all of my

Well I get a - for all of my posts and replies including this one anyway so I am use to it. I wonder who the thumbs downers are and who they think are the fastest.

Pistol Pete. Th...
Pistol Pete. The Pelican's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/03/2008
Posts: 731
Points: 1649
Offline
I really don't care. The

I really don't care. The saying is "everyone has the right to their opinion until someone disagrees." Well that's all this site is. People always say combines don't mean anything in sports but one thing a combine does great is test athleticism. Nate Robinson is by far the fastest player in the NBA. Not even close. He has the pedigree to prove it. What other NBA players have ran a 4.3 40 yard dash ? No player in draft database history has run a faster 3/4 court sprint than Nate Robinson. That's just facts. I'll get minus 100, but who cares. As Jay-Z said numbers don't lie.

bizooowisa
Registered User
Joined: 09/02/2012
Posts: 3
Points: 0
Offline
Pat Mills

Pat Mills

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12525
Points: 23375
Offline
@The Juice is LOOSE. You're

@The Juice is LOOSE.

You're not as "right on" as you think though...

The combine is useful, but you take that with a grain of salt. OJ Mayo tested with a higher vertical than Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon, but do you honestly think he can jump higher than them in an NBA game?

Kevin Durant is another guy... He had a poor combine. He's actually a great NBA athlete. Luke Babbitt on the other hand had a GREAT combine, but he's a terrible NBA athlete. Look at Monta Ellis' combine numbers... He tested like an unathletic bum.

Another thing is there's a difference between running at a combine and then dribbling with the ball in your hands in an NBA game.

And the last thing is it's kind of crazy to use old combine stats when players are consistently improving and getting stronger every year.

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12525
Points: 23375
Offline
Based on just combine stats,

Based on just combine stats, Joe Alexander is faster than Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Eric Gordon.

Come on now...

kaanyrvhok
kaanyrvhok's picture
Registered User
Joined: 03/31/2012
Posts: 19
Points: 10
Offline
Joe Alexander was a freak athlete

He could do stuff like kiss the rim. There is no shame in being slower than that dude.

Seems like the combine is pretty accurate because there are only a small handfull of forwards that are faster than those guys at the combine. Its like Weems who plays a lot of guard, Alexander, Rodney Carney and a handfull of guys who didnt stick in the league.

cavairo7
Registered User
Joined: 02/02/2010
Posts: 78
Points: 219
Offline
Eric bledsoe

I've been watching him all season and damn, he is quick and explosive. The man is a blur in transition!

kirubel94
Registered User
Joined: 01/15/2012
Posts: 3
Points: -3
Offline
WITH the ball, from end to

WITH the ball, from end to end, no doubt, John Wall is the fastest player.

RSS: Syndicate content