An emotional Patty Mills broke down in tears after a stunning individual performance guided the Boomers to a first-ever Olympic medal after 65 years of pain.
Mills led the charge with 42 points against Slovenia in the bronze medal playoff, before opening up on the team’s long road to glory in a touching interview.
“We have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” he said. “And it’s taken a lot of experiences, a lot of ups, a lot of downs, for us to get over the hump. And it’s our culture, at the end of the day, Australian culture, our Aussie spirit. It’s the boys being able to hang together and understand the meaning of what it means to represent your country, and how deep the layers go. For it to just come pouring out in moments like this.
“Now that we’ve made it over the hill,” he…