LeBron James has often pointed out that he enjoys spreading the ball around as much as he enjoys scoring. But as he sat just 7 points short of 30,000 for his career leading into Tuesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, the notoriously unselfish superstar threw an online alley-oop to himself off the backboard.
“Wanna be one of the first to congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach!” James wrote in an Instagram post that featured a photo from his high school days. “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 post went up more than seven hours before James’s Cleveland Cavaliers tipped off against the Spurs in San Antonio, but he had good reason to be confident: He had been held to fewer than 7 points just three times in his career, and the last time came on Dec. 29, 2004 when he was 19 years old.