LeBron James and the Cavaliers will take on the Spurs on Tuesday night in San Antonio as they look to get a quality win for the first time in weeks, as they’ve gone 3-9 over their last 12 games, with the most recent two wins coming against Orlando.
While the Cavs are far from a historic team this season, LeBron himself is about to etch his name into the history books once again. James will hit 30,000 points for his career on Tuesday night, provided he can score seven points, which will make him the seventh player in NBA history to accomplish that feat (eighth if you include ABA scoring to let Dr. J into the mix).
James will join Dirk Nowitzki, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in their legendary group and it’s something worth celebrating, even for someone who’s accomplished as much as James has. LeBron got his celebration, or at least the self-reflecting portion of it, out of the way early on Tuesday before he even reached the milestone as he took to Instagram to offer a congratulatory message to his younger self, the Young King, for putting in the work to get to where he is.