Bradley Beal wins NBA Community Assist Award

Josh Luckenbaugh
June 25, 2019 - 7:26 am
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Your character off the court is just as important, if not more, as your performance on it. And in Bradley Beal, the Wizards have an All-Star in every way imaginable. 

Beal won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award Monday night at the 2019 NBA Awards for his work with Ron Brown Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C. 

Beal brought two students from Ron Brown on to the stage for his award acceptance, calling on others to mentor young men and women in their cities. 

"We're all basketball players, and we all have a platform," Beal said. "And if there's one message I can encourage everybody, please, please let's give back to the youth. They need us, they're the future."

"We know we're the greatest athletes, kids look up to us as role models whether we like it or not. And I ask that you guys embrace it, continue to give back."

"Your words, your love, your touch, those things go a greater difference than anything, he concluded. "It's way bigger than basketball."

Beal follows in the footsteps of Wizards teammate John Wall, who won the NBA Community Assist Award in 2016. In fact, it was Wall who presented Beal the award Monday night.

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