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As the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have lost nine of their last 12 games and are now closer to being the East’s No. 9 seed than the No. 1, continue to falter, LeBron James took to Instagram to congratulate himself on his place in the NBA’s record books.
James, who is just seven points away from becoming the seventh — and the youngest — player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points, on Tuesday morning posted a picture of himself in high school with the caption:
“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”
The timing of the post is a bit odd, as James often shies away from discussing his personal achievements, especially as his team reaches record lows.
On Monday, reports surfaced that Cavs forward Kevin Love was called out by teammates for leaving Saturday’s 148-124 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with an illness and for missing Sunday’s practice. Not only did the 148 points match the most allowed in regulation in Cavaliers history, it was the most points ever scored on a James-led team.
James and the Cavaliers take on the Spurs in San Antonio on Tuesday night.
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