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Who is faster: Russell Westbrook or John Wall? Eric Maynor doesn’t know.

Sep 29, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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Eric Maynor spent most of his last four seasons in the NBA in Oklahoma City, where he was the backup point guard to the blur that is Russell Westbrook.

This summer he is in Washington D.C., where he signed with the Wizards and is the backup point guard to the blur that is John Wall.

So who is faster, Westbrook or Wall?

Maynor doesn’t know, he told J. Michael of

“I was telling somebody the other day, I’m trying to figure out who’s faster,” Maynor said of Wall vs. Russell Westbrook.

“I need to know who’s faster between those two because they’re both so fast, it’s crazy,” Maynor said.

Technically, right at this moment I’d take Wall because he’s healthy and Westbrook is still recovering from knee surgery. But what about when both are healthy? This is the kind of information we’re going to be able to get from the high-tech Sports VU cameras going in NBA Arenas this season. Last season the guy who was the fastest with the ball they recorded — Tony Parker.

Between Wall and Westbrook, well, at the Draft Combine ¾ court sprint Wall finished in 3.05 seconds and Westbrook 3.08. That’s a virtual dead heat.

If Maynor doesn’t know, nobody does.

  1. antistratfordian - Sep 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    These SportVU cameras are a dream come true. Can’t wait.

    I think LeBron may finally be able to get that DPOY award he deserves because of the info that comes from this tracking system. It will enlighten the masses.

  2. stayhigh_247 - Sep 30, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    I give John Wall the edge in speed

  3. lowpostfootwork - Sep 30, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    Westbrook is faster with a live dribble ( When Healthy). He has longer strides and is more explosive, but John Wall is more agile at high speeds.

  4. davidly - Sep 30, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Westbrook is Eric Dickerson, Wall is Barry Sanders. Depending on the makeup of your team, you’d want the one or the other.

  5. garyaltenorbasketballbicker - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    John Wall is quick on the break, but Westbrook has the same quickness and speed on the break and half court situations.

  6. garyaltenorbasketballbicker - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Westbrook is faster and quicker in half court situations. Wall and Westbrook in the open floor are neck to neck in terms of speed. So Westbrook is the fastest out of the bunch.

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