Michael Redd was selected to the 2004 NBA All-Star Game. Redd was also named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2004.
Redd had some catching up to do with former teammates and fellow All-Stars Sam Cassell and Ray Allen.
Other members of the 2004 Eastern Conference All-Star Team were (front l-r) Kenyon Martin, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, Baron Davis, Tracy McGrady, Redd (Back l-r) Ron Artest, Jamaal Magloire, Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal and Paul Pierce
"Man, there were so many photo shoots," Redd said. "I thought it would be a little bit like this, but today I felt like a model. I have never seen this side of NBA All-Star Weekend before, this is a lot of work for just one weekend."
Redd scored 13 points, had three rebounds, two assists and three steals off of the bench for the East.
Allen commented on Redd: "It was almost like a heavyweight boxer," Allen said. "You take Mike Tyson, early in his career a lot of his sparring partners came back to fight him later in his career for a heavyweight title. Those sparring partners, you never knew them. That is similar to Michael Redd, he was my sparring partner for a couple of years, we went at it in practice everyday. He really learned a lot. He watched me do things. As a young player, that's the rhythm you need to have to go into a successful career. It took time, but he's an All-Star now, he learned and understood what it took to be successful by watching me and Sam and Glenn. That makes him appreciate where he is now."
Reflecting on the weekend, Redd acknowledged that he couldn't have asked for more from his All-Star experience. "This weekend was everything and more," said Redd. "I had a great time with my family, got a lot of rest and now I'm ready to go back to work."
Redd said the relationship with other All-Stars that he made will always be something special to him.
"This weekend was everything and more," said Redd. "I had a great time with my family, got a lot of rest and now I'm ready to go back to work."
Redd finished the game 3 of 6 from three point range. Something he'll always be remembered for.