‘Spinny’ brings hoop tricks, message to Vallejo schools – Times Herald

By Richard Freedman

It could be about bullying. Or staying in school. Or refraining from alcohol and drugs. Or smoking.

The topic of the day may have changed in the 30 years Spencer “Spinny” Johnson has delivered his motivational talks and basketball tricks to America’s young students. But the kids? Still the same, said Johnson, 62, in Vallejo on Tuesday for assemblies at Lincoln, Glen Cove, and Patterson elementary schools.

“The kids really haven’t changed. The problems change,” said Johnson. “The kids now do see so much and witness so much with TV and computers.”

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