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Indiana Pacers: How Jeff Foster became the Standard for the franchise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 22: Jeff Foster #10 of the Indiana Pacers dunks against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on February 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Players with hustle, grit, and strong work ethic are the ones that Indiana Pacers fans love. None have embodied those traits quite like Jeff Foster.

One man defines Indiana Pacers basketball, and somehow, he’s a Texas native.

Donning a Pacers jersey in some of the best and worst moments in franchise history, Jeff Foster unknowingly became one of the franchise’s most influential players and set the standard for the Pacers greats that came after.