In order to understand what the Australian national tea…

In order to understand what the Australian national team truly means to Patty Mills, you first have to recognise what Australia means to Patrick Mills. “I’ll always say this: my name is Patrick Mills, I’m a Kokatha man from South Australia, and I’m a Naghiralgal and Dauareb-Meriam man of the Torres Strait Islands,” Mills says, almost rehearsed. “My connections and roots to this land of Australia — the sea, the reefs, the sky, the stars — come from a time and place that existed long before basketball was invented, and definitely long before the Boomers program was created. I always like to come back to that. That’s my connection to everything, that my passion comes from my people, and what they mean to this country.”
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