Originally Posted by Samurai Swoosh
Nope. Football? Sure. Basketball isn't about speed at all. It's about quickness, and more importantly change of pace. Look at Steve Nash. Certainly not the quickest player, but his change of pace moves with the ball makes him un guardable.
I meant quickness, excuse my English.
That said, I think we can all agree the most important athletic attribute for a player depends on his position.