SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 271 NBA players]
Who is the fastest player in the NBA?
AP
T.J. Ford, Raptors.....25%
Allen Iverson, Nuggets.....18%
Leandro Barbosa, Suns.....9%
Tony Parker, Spurs.....8%
LeBron James, Cavs.....8%
Earl Boykins, Bucks.....5%
Shawn Marion, Suns.....5%
Gilbert Arenas, Wizards.....5%
Chris Paul, Hornets....3%
Speedy Claxton, Hawks.....3%
The slowest?
AP
Yao Ming, Rockets.....35%
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cavs.....10%
Dikembe Mutombo, Rockets.....10%
Shaquille O'Neal, Heat....7%
Jake Tsakalidis, Rockets.....5%
Jerome James, Knicks.....4%
Jamaal Magloire, Blazers.....4%
Erick Dampier, Mavs.....3%
Adonal Foyle, Warriors....3%
Marc Jackson, Hornets....2%
FAST FACTS: The only nonguards to get multiple "fastest" votes were the Cavs' LeBron James (fifth, 7.5%) and the Suns' Shawn Marion (5.3%).... Guards Gary Payton (Heat) and Sam Cassell (Clippers) got multiple "slowest" votes.... The Hawks' Speedy Claxton was 10th fastest (3.0%).... Joe Smith, a former teammate of Ford's, once said, "When he is on the court, you have to have your wheels on."

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