NEW YORK, NY – As the San Antonio Spurs prepare to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Spurs point guard Patty Mills is warming the hearts of many on social media, where he was seen signing a basketball for a fan with special needs Tuesday night.
The heartfelt moment was captured on video and was shared by the NBA on its social media pages with posts reading, “Patty Mills signs a ball for his new friend Chris at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue - NYC! #ThisIsWhyWePlay.”
In the nearly 40-second video, Mills is seen talking to Chris when he is heard asking the Spurs fan, “Do you want me to sign your ball?”
After many over social media watched Mills sign the small basketball and then take a picture with Chris, fans shared their love and support for the veteran Australian point guard.
“I’m about to cry honestly this touched my heart so much. Love you Patty,” one user said while another shared, “This is what the Spurs family is all about! Love it.”
bring people joy as much as you can, that's how it should be!— Ov3rated Prospect (@jjjose74) January 16, 2018
Honestly if I could retweet this more than once, I’d do it 1,000 times. Love seeing stuff like this. Way to represent! @Patty_Mills— Michael Ford (@RealMichaelford) January 17, 2018
The video was part of Mills’ meet and greet at the league’s NBA Store in New York City, where the fan-favorite guard was signing autographs for fans from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Spurs (29-16) face the Nets (16-28) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CT in Brooklyn.
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😁 Patty Mills signs a ball for his new friend Chris at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue - NYC! #ThisIsWhyWePlayPosted by NBA on Tuesday, January 16, 2018