Cavaliers' LeBron James congratulates himself for reaching 30K points

By Alex Butler  |  Jan. 23, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took some time to congratulate himself on his quest for 30,000 points on Tuesday.

The four-time NBA MVP did so in a social media post. He wrote a long caption on a photo of himself from high school, at Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

"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," James wrote.

"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."

James, 33, is seven points away from reaching the 30,000-point mark. He trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Dirk Nowitzki and Julius Erving on the all-time scoring list for the NBA/ABA.

James will pass Erving for No. 7 on the all-time list this season, if he remains healthy. LeBron ranks No. 12 all-time in assists and No. 75 in rebounds.

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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Cleveland faces the San Antonio Spurs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. James is averaging 26.8 per game this season.

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