Patty Mills is putting his salary from the NBA restart to good use.  Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA players have had some mixed feelings as it relates to resuming the 2019-20 season amid the ongoing pandemic and the calls for social justice we’re seeing in the United States today.

Though, that’s not just limited to North America. A native of Australia, San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills is doing something to help those most impacted in his home country.

The remainder of Mills’ salary comes out to roughly $1.02 million. In addition to Black Lives Matter Australia, he’s focusing on a couple other charitable organizations.

Black Deaths in Custody stems from a committee back in 1987 that found one indigenous person was dying in custody every 11 days in Australia. Racism in that nation has a long, dark history.

The Association will allow players to share messages on the back of their jerseys once the season resumes July 30 in Orlando. Here’s a list of messages that can be shared.

There’s also renewed interest in national anthem protests following the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer back on May 25. The expectation is that said protests will be widespread in nature once the season resumes.

More than any other professional sports league, the NBA has put itself center stage when it comes to activism. There’s no reason to believe that’s going to change as the 2019-20 season ramps up again.

Mills’ donation is just the latest example.

As for the Spurs, they had to Walt Disney World with a 27-36 record and are four games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot out west.

Each team will play eight regular-season games before the playoffs start. Unless San Antonio is the ninth seed and four games or less out of the final spot, it will exit Walt Disney World after those eight games.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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2014 - G
Tony Parker
2014 - F
Kawhi Leonard
2014 - G
Manu Ginobili
2014 - G
Patty Mills
2014 - F
Danny Green
2014 - G/F
Boris Diaw
2014 - C/F
Tiago Splitter
2014 - G/F
Marco Belinelli
2014 - C
Aron Baynes
2014 - C/F
Jeff Ayres
2014 - C/F
Matt Bonner
2014 - G
Cory Joseph
2007 - G
Tony Parker
2007 - G
Manu Ginobili
2007 - F
Bruce Bowen
2007 - C/F
Fabricio Oberto
2007 - C
Francisco Elson
2007 - G/F
Michael Finley
2007 - G/F
Brent Barry
2007 - F
Robert Horry
2007 - G
Jacque Vaughn
2007 - G
Beno Udrih
2005 - G
Manu Ginobili
2005 - G
Tony Parker
2005 - F
Robert Horry
2005 - F
Bruce Bowen
2005 - G
Beno Udrih
2005 - G
Brent Barry
2005 - C
Nazr Mohammed
2005 - G
Devin Brown
2005 - C
Rasho Nesterovic
2005 - F
Glenn Robinson
2005 - F/C
Tony Massenburg
2003 - G
Tony Parker
2003 - G
Manu Ginobili
2003 - C
David Robinson
2003 - G/F
Stephen Jackson
2003 - F
Malik Rose
2003 - G
Speedy Claxton
2003 - G
Steve Kerr
2003 - F/C
Kevin Willis
2003 - F
Danny Ferry
2003 - G
Steve Smith
1999 - C
David Robinson
1999 - G
Mario Elie
1999 - G
Steve Kerr
1999 - G
Malik Rose
1999 - G
Avery Johnson
1999 - F
Sean Elliott
1999 - G
Jaren Jackson
1999 - G
Antonio Daniels
1999 - F
Jerome Kersey
1999 - F
Gerard King

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