Guarantees in life: Death, taxes and Patty Mills going crazy in the green-and-gold

It's been 14 years since Patty Mills first played for the national team. And still, 5000 days later, here we are, amazed at what he's doing when it's AUSTRALIA emblazoned across his chest. Mills had 25 points to open up his account in Tokyo, knocking down five three-pointers, with 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Nigeria tried everything - and we mean everything - but it didn't matter. One-on-one with the guards? He's too crafty around the screens. One-on-one against the forwards like KZ Okpala? Too fast. Switch against Precious Achiuwa? A few dribbles to ask, "may I have this dance?" before he hits you with the fastest pullup from the right dribble. Mills did go on to mention the word "passion" when describing his tunnel vision focus with the national team. He put up 14.2 points per game as a 20-year-old back in Beijing in 2008. He racked up a tournament-best 21.2 points per game in London in 2012, including a 39-point exhibit against the hosts. He hung up 21.3 points per game against the opposition during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, trailing only Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic. He scored 22.8 points per contest in China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Source submitted by /u/baiqibeendeleted17x[visit reddit] [comments]

Guarantees in life: Death, taxes and Patty Mills going crazy
in the green-and-gold
It's been 14 years since Patty Mills first played for the national team. And still, 5000 days later, here we are, amazed at what he's doing when it's AUSTRALIA emblazoned across his chest. Mills had 25 points to open up his account in Tokyo, knocking down five three-pointers, with 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Nigeria tried everything - and we mean everything - but it didn't matter. One-on-one with the guards? He's too crafty around the screens. One-on-one against the forwards like KZ Okpala? Too fast. Switch against Precious Achiuwa? A few dribbles to ask, "may I have this dance?" before he hits you with the fastest pullup from the right dribble. Mills did go on to mention the word "passion" when describing his tunnel vision focus with the national team. He put up 14.2 points per game as a 20-year-old back in Beijing in 2008. He racked up a tournament-best 21.2 points per game in London in 2012, including a 39-point exhibit against the hosts. He hung up 21.3 points per game against the opposition during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, trailing only Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic. He scored 22.8 points per contest in China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Source submitted by /u/baiqibeendeleted17x[visit reddit] [comments]