NBA players visit students in Macon

Retired NBA player Mike "Stinger" Glenn and former Georgia State star Willie Brown Jr., told stories and shared advice that helped them.

(41NBC/WMGT) —  Two former basketball players visited Northeast High School on Thursday, to encourage student athletes.

Retired NBA player Mike “Stinger” Glenn and former Georgia State star Willie Brown Jr., told stories and shared advice that helped them in life.

“I often tell them that it is faith, not a religious faith, that you necessarily pray for ect. But it’s a belief in yourself that I will do these positive things in my life and these people around me, and I will be successful that faith will lead you down the right path,” said Glenn.

They also talked about Glenn’s new book “My Next Shot Goes In!: Ten Sacred Characteristics of NBA Players That Lead to Success.”

Both athletes are advocates for deaf basketball players as Willie himself is deaf. Glenn also played a large part in supporting the deaf community as he began the nation’s first major basketball camp for deaf players in 1980.

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