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08:07 AM ET 03.29 | Russell Westbrook has made his impact on the NBA, and John Wall hopes to follow in his very fast footsteps. Westbrook has a considerable edge over Wall in experience, all-star appearances and postseason success, but Wall still believes he has one advantage. After the game, Wall was asked if Westbrook was the fastest player in the league and replied, "No, I'm going to say myself." Wall then flashed a playful grin and refused to bite when asked if Westbrook was at least the second-fastest player in the league. "It's tough man," Wall said. "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."

The Washington Post

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March 29, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Does this mean running or shooting ????

March 29, 2013  08:25 AM ET

JJ Barea

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March 29, 2013  08:47 AM ET

the all-important all-star appearances. Apparantly that counts for something.

March 29, 2013  08:59 AM ET

the nhl instituted the shoot-out to resolve tie games. Apparantly the nba's gonna have a selected player run wind sprints?

March 29, 2013  09:04 AM ET

Use that speed and run as far from Wash as possible kid!

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March 29, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Speed Does Not Equal Talent, Bro.

March 29, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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JJ Barea

Little guys always are credited with more speed than they actually have.

March 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

In no particular order;DRoseWestbrookIsh SmithKyrie IrvingJohn Wall

I'd add Rondo to that list as well.

March 29, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

In no particular order;DRoseWestbrookIsh SmithKyrie IrvingJohn Wall

Ty Lawson may be quicker than all of them

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March 29, 2013  01:45 PM ET
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Yup, Rondo and Ty Lawson.

Baseline to Baseline with a basketball.. by far these two.

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March 29, 2013  02:34 PM ET

Fastest player leading his team to the draft.

March 29, 2013  02:42 PM ET
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JJ Barea

No.
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JJ is quick.....not fast.
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There's a difference.

March 29, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Wall had a great game recently.....

This is his best season so far.....at least for the games he's been able to play. He just needs to stay healthy.

March 29, 2013  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'd add Rondo to that list as well.

I wouldn't......and I doubt that many others would, either.

March 29, 2013  02:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Fastest player leading his team to the draft.

Irving?

 
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