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Name: Ron Harper  
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Date of Birth: 12th January 1936
Place of Birth: Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession: Actor
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This article is about the basketball player. There is also an actor named Ron Harper (actor).

Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the National Basketball Association. At 6' 6" (1.98 m), his position was shooting guard.

After attending Miami University, he was selected 8th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1986 NBA Draft, averaging 22.9 points per game in his rookie season. He would later play for the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers. He would win five championships in his career, three with the Bulls and two with the Lakers.

A talented scorer with great leaping ability, Harper was considered "a poor man's Michael Jordan". While a Clipper, a knee injury robbed him of much of his speed and jumping ability. In 1994, he signed a lucrative free agent deal with the Bulls, who were rebuilding following the initial retirement of Michael Jordan. After his first tumultuous season in Chicago, he reinvented himself as a lockdown defender and standstill jump shooter. He was a mainstay of Phil Jackson's last five championship teams.

In 2005, he signed as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons, under head coach Flip Saunders.


  • Nicknamed during his career as "Harp".
  • Speaks with a mild stutter, which was more severe during childhood.
  • Appeared on an episode of Kenan and Kel.


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