MILWAUKEE For 11 seasons, Michael Redd representeda lot of things to Milwaukee Bucks fans.
He was a poster boy for hard work, going from an unheralded second-round pickto a franchise cornerstone and an All-Star. He was a fan favorite, capable ofputting 20 points on the board on any given night, with a sweet shot that wasthe envy of many.
Down the stretch though, whether warranted or not, he represented a series ofpoor financial decisions and a player who was grossly overpaid, one who wasinjured more often than healthy and somebody whose best days were behind him.
Redd returned to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee Tuesday night as a visitingplayer for the first time in his professional career. Now with the PhoenixSuns, Redd is eager to prove he still has enough strength left in histwice-repaired knees to support a 32-year-old body while still producing at theNBA level.
Being back in Milwaukee was a pleasant experience for Redd, who had nothing butgood things to say about the fans,...