Spurs guard Patty Mills is continuing to prove himself as one of Australia's greatest ever exports. This week, the Australian basketball icon is bringing the Indigenous cultures of both Australia and North America to San Antonio.
The first 10,000 people through the doors for the January 19 Spurs vs Miami Heat clash will receive the (truly outstanding) Patty Mills bobblehead, in which Mills is draped in both the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags. Not satisfied with just hosting a standard bobblehead night though, Mills is taking it to another level, pairing with San Antonio's Tāp Pīlam Coahuiltecan Nation for an apparel collection.
The collection, including crewneck sweaters, hoodies, tees and caps, will be available on the night. Any remaining items will be available via the Spurs online store from Jan 20.
For those of us in Australia who can't make the game, we can still catch the 10-minute mini-documentary the Spurs published today as an accompaniment to the game. The video explores Mills' unique heritage as a man of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and the positive impact he is having on not only his community in Australia but on Indigenous cultures globally. Through the stories told by Mills and both his parents, the documentary serves to educate people outside of Australia about our Indigenous cultures which, sadly, are often overlooked.
Watch the video above, and if you're able to make the game, book tickets via spurs.com.