Nets’ Patty Mills honored in Australia as Aboriginal beacon

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Patty Mills is a serial winner. He won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014 and helped lead Australia to an Olympics bronze medal in Tokyo this August, the first in the nation’s history in men’s basketball.

But the Nets guard’s latest prize may be his most meaningful.

Earlier this month, Mills was presented by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame with the Don Award, given to “a current Australian athlete or team who, by their achievements and example in the last 12 months, have most inspired the nation.” It’s the country’s most prestigious athletic award.

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