Posted March 28, 2013

Wizards guard John Wall thinks he’s the fastest player in the NBA

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John Wall thinks he's the NBA's fastest player; he considered Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Mike Conley and Ty Lawson to be quick also. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images)

John Wall thinks he’s the NBA’s fastest player; he considered Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Mike Conley and Ty Lawson to be quick also. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images)

Wizards point guard John Wall told the Washington Post he considered himself to be the NBA’s speediest player. After the team’s 103-80 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night, Wall made comparisons between Russell Westbrook’s style of play and his own.

From the Washington Post report:

“I think we are both young, athletic, fast point guards,” Wall said. “That’s very rare that you see that in this league. I’m trying to take the same steps that he took to become an all-star. I give a lot of credit to how he is working and how is helping his team win.”

But when asked if he thought Westbrook was the fastest player in the league, Wall replied,

“No, I’m going to say myself….There’s a couple fast guys in this league. He’s up there, Derrick [Rose] is up there, when he’s healthy. Mike Conley’s pretty quick. It’s different guys. Ty Lawson’s quick. So there’s a lot of guys, but I put myself first. Just for fun.”

Wall, 22, is averaging 16.8 points, 7.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game so far this season.


1 comments
scott42444
scott42444

I don't personally look at it that way, but then again if someone said to me "They timed all of the players in the NBA and John Wall is the fastest" I wouldn't be shocked, either.  It used to be Rose, but he's not 100%.  Sure, why not.  John Wall.