Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Michael Redd is a man of his word...

Michael Redd is an extrodinarily talented player in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. He is also a man of his word. He receintly purchased a church for his father who is a minister. Below is an excerpt from an article on ESPN.com about how with his new contract Redd was able to afford this move.

But the new contract allowed him to make good on the vow to his faith, to his father, and to himself. So a few months before James' 50th birthday, Michael made it official: it was time to bid on a prime piece of church property on the east side of Columbus.

"That was the first thing in my heart," Michael says. "The Lord, he gave me life. What I did was to give it right back to Him. That's the least I could do, is buy a church. The very least I could do."

The Redds won't divulge exact figures, but those familiar with the church purchase say Michael wrote a check in the millions. There were other contributors, but nothing close to all those zeroes and commas given by Michael.

"Without hesitation," he says of his decision. "You reap what you sow. You reap what you sow."

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