"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."