As the saying goes, 'Once a Spur, always a Spur." The downhome mantra applied to Big Three great Tony Parker when he spent his final year in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornes and it's true for Patty Mills, too. The undying love for forever Spurs will unite fans for a party on Friday, January 21 as Mills, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021, returns to San Antonio for the first time in an opposing jersey.
Dakota Mitchell, a longtime Spurs fan and T-shirt designer, organized a "Return of the Bala" party at Cherrity Bar on Friday starting at 4 p.m. Mitchell calls Mills the "perfect Spur" and notes his rise from the bench. Though he started off with scant minutes, Mills brought an energetic boost, like the traditional towel wave, and "instantly" clicked with the fan base, Mitchell says.