With his chiseled build, Jackson carries the strength and all-round talent like a natural. Though he played his college ball for Ayers at Ohio State, his game is more like that of Oscar Robertson.
“He’s one of the great young players in our league,” said Indiana coach Larry Brown, a former New York point guard himself. “He makes the other players better.”
Unlike Riley’s Hollywood, show-business Lakers, the Knicks are just plain business, more closely resembling the stock exchange and Wall Street.
What Harper brings is a bottomless well of enthusiasm, along with abilities as both a point guard and a shooter that have long been vastly underrated.