Aussie icon Mills picked in Olympic All-Star team

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Patty Mills' Olympic Games conscionable keeps getting better.

Australia's archetypal Indigenous flagbearer, history-making bronze medal hero and present selected successful the Tokyo All-Star Five.

Mills, a beloved relation subordinate successful the NBA who volition ne'er marque an All-Star team, thrives connected the other violative work erstwhile playing for his country.

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FIBA picked him astatine shooting defender successful an outrageously talented lineup that besides featured USA's golden medallist Kevin Durant, Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic, France's antiaircraft anchor Rudy Gobert and Spain's talismanic constituent defender Ricky Rubio.

FIBA described Mills' 42 point, 9 assistance detonation against Slovenia arsenic "unbelievable."

"I conscionable tried to permission it each retired determination and it is simply a cliched happening to accidental that the vessel was precise empty," Mills said.

Kevin Durant and Patty Mills aft the Olympic medal ceremony. (Getty)

"But you conscionable knew that you needed to find deeper layers to beryllium capable to propulsion the champion retired of america for the squad and that is what each of america person done."

Durant, who dropped 29 points successful the golden medal game, was named tourney MVP.

He volition squad up with Mills successful the NBA adjacent play aft the long-time San Antonio Spurs defender inked a caller woody with the title-contending Brooklyn Nets.

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