LeBron James is the perfect example:
During the regular season, LeBron’s average speed was 3.85 mph. Anybody who’s ever seen him explode to the basket or pull off a chase-down block knows he is anything but slow. However, that average speed is one of the slowest in the NBA. LeBron’s 3.85 mph average is in the bottom 10 in the league among players who averaged at least 20 minutes per game. And in the playoffs LeBron’s average speed is even lower, clocking in at 3.69 mph.
How does LeBron keep his average speed so slow while finding a way to average 34.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 9.0 assists per game? By walking as much as possible.
During the regular season, LeBron spent 74.4% of his time on the court walking, which is in the top 10 in the league. During the playoffs he’s walking 78.7% of the time.