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Patty Mills travels across Australia on tour that includes basketball … and politics

A year ago, Patty Mills was a national hero, his leadership giving Australia its first Olympic medal in men’s basketball, a bronze, after years of futility. His 42 points in the medal game set records … and led to a PattyForPM (that’s PM for prime minister) hashtag and bumper stickers.

Now, starting Monday, Mills is taking advantage of all that goodwill and traveling across the continent Down Under, the tour a combination of basketball camps and speeches that he hopes will lead to greater representation — a “Voice” — for indigenous Australians, the aborigines and Torres Strait islanders like himself. The tour will end not long before he’ll return to Brooklyn for training camp.

Following in the well-worn path of his great uncle, aboriginal civil rights leader Eddie Mabo, Mills is not hesitant to talk about his goals and the role basketball plays in them.

“It’s…

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