Spurs’ Patty Mills skips honeymoon for humanitarian aid in Australian town
It has been a pretty memorable summer for San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills. The 30-year-old Australian national hit a huge milestone in his personal life, as he recently tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii.
However, instead of spending his well-earned money on an extravagant honeymoon, Mills decided to skip the tradition in order to do some humanitarian work in his home country. The 6-foot guard shared some snaps of his outreach trip on his Twitter account, and it does seem he had quite an unforgettable experience with the indigenous people from the small town of Cunnamulla in the northeastern part of Australia:
#MrsMills let me trade in the honeymoon for an emotionally rewarding and very uplifting visit to remote Indigenous communities.
Keep an eye out for more on this touching project.
It’s good to be home!#EssoMrsMills #RAW pic.twitter.com/p1DMV9zVJ3
— Patrick Mills (@Patty_Mills) July 26, 2019
This is definitely an endearing gesture from Mills, and he made sure to thank his new wife for allowing him to temporarily put off their honeymoon.
As for basketball, Mills had a pretty rewarding season as well last year. He averaged 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 0.6 steals in 23.3 minutes per contest. He also shot 39.4% on 3-pointers. Mills played in all 82 regular-season games for the Spurs, and he was a steadying force on head coach Gregg Popovich’s second unit.
Mills will be entering the third year of his four-season deal with the Spurs, and he will look to earn $12.4 million. This is going to be an important year for the veteran, as his overall performance in the coming season will definitely impact his future for San Antonio.