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LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of joining NBA's 30,000-point club

Posted: 4:01 PM, Jan 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-23 16:03:52-05
LeBron James congratulates himself ahead of joining NBA's 30,000-point club

Just seven points shy of 30,000, LeBron James was the first to congratulate himself ahead of his expected accomplishment during Tuesday night's game against the Spurs.

"Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you'll reach!" James wrote along with a photo of his younger self on Instagram Tuesday morning.

 

Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach! Only a handful has reach/seen it too and while I know it’s never been a goal of yours from the beginning try(please try) to take a moment for yourself on how you’ve done it! The House you’re about to be apart of has only 6 seats in it(as of now) but 1 more will be added and you should be very proud and honored to be invited inside. There’s so many people to thank who has help this even become possible(so thank them all) and when u finally get your moment(alone) to yourself smile, look up to the higher skies and say THANK YOU! So with that said, Congrats again Young King 🤴🏾! 1 Love! #striveforgreatness🚀 #thekidfromakron👑

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James is on the verge of joining the 30,000 point club, which currently only holds six seats: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808).

In his message to himself, James reminded himself to thank all the people who helped him with this accomplishment and to take a moment for himself.

The post received mixed reviews, with some joining in the congratulating and acknowledging James' right to be proud of himself. Others questioned his audacity to publicly congratulate himself.