This moment is one of those times. Mills, 31, has joined the global push to focus on social matters as much as his basketball job in Florida will allow — even if that means revealing painful tales from the past. He has been finding his voice as an activist in recent years and pledged to join the many N.B.A. players who are determined to use the platform of the league’s rebooted season to fight against racism and police brutality. “It’s the same battle on two continents,” Mills said,
referring to his home nation several time zones away.