Derrick Rose and the Fastest Players in the NBA
The young point guard is really fast, but how fast is he compared to the NBA's top speedsters?
Through awesome video clips, this article will rank where Rose and six other lightning-quick NBA players fall on the radar gun.
7. Rajon Rondo
6. Chris Paul
Maybe that's why they call him CP3.
Paul stands at 6'0", so his fleet feet give him an advantage running the court and making quick passes, making him a dangerous one-on-one player.
All you have to do is ask poor Eddie House how Paul could instantaneously change his direction.
5. Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade has the nickname of the comic superhero Flash and is faster than him because, unfortunately, Flash isn't real.
The Miami Heat shooting guard is a steal machine and can jump the passing lane in a hurry.
When he gets a steal, expect Flash to quickly scamper down to the other side of the court.
Along with teammate LeBron James, D-Wade has an awesome alley-oop thing going.
4. Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook gets knocked a bit for his passing and his shot selection, but no one could knock him on his jet-like speed.
Westbrook gets a lot of steals and can outrun fast guys like Kobe Bryant down the court.
3. LeBron James
What makes the Miami Heat's LeBron James such a great player is he has a perfect blend of size and speed.
In the above video, James chases down the Memphis Grizzlies' O.J. Mayo on a fast break. Mayo gets an eight-foot head start on the play from James and is 16 feet ahead of him after receiving the pass.
But the King shows why he's the NBA's best player with an amazing block.
2. Derrick Rose
While LeBron James is the better baller, Derrick Rose does have speed on the big man.
The Chicago Bulls' young point guard resembles a track athlete out there. Rose does gain a lot of his points in transitional fast breaks, effortlessly gliding past defenders in front of him.