Ah, Michael Redd.
The sharpshooter who was as deadly beyond the arc as he was kind off of the court. Remember him? I do. I miss that Michael Redd. The one we probably took for granted before a twice-torn ACL kept him out of action for the better part of three seasons.
The one who bought his father a church and once hit eight three-pointers in the fourth quarter of an NBA game. The one who explained to Scoop Jackson that the only thing he prayed for before a game is for everyone to stay healthy. Funny, sometimes, how certain prayers are not answered.
While Redd has worked hard to get back onto the basketball court, he's been quiet and a fraction of the scorer he once was. Until last night.
After a stretch in the second quarter that saw him score 15 straight for the Suns, Redd finished the game with a season-high 25 points on just 13 field goal attempts, in just 18 minutes of play. He hit from deep, he connected from mid-range and he got to the hoop. He was all over the floor and it was glorious.
A little trip down memory lane. I want more.
Would it be too much to ask the basketball Gods for a little more of this Michael Redd? Please?