The national-level Harper love will soon reach Lebron James levels. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I think most people (or at least the Lebron haters) had no issues with Lebron until his 'the Decision' TV show/program/mockery.
If Harp performs on the field, I can see big time media hysteria around him. And I have no problems with that. The more attention the Nats get, the better, IMO.
The kid has been a model citizen since he's been on the squad. I am going to judge him on his behavior on this team at this time, not what he might have done in the past.