Sometimes, it’s good to give yourself a pat on the back — a little self-encouragement has never hurt anybody.
But LeBron James took it to the next level Tuesday when he shared a young photo of himself along with a novel-length caption about how proud he was of himself for the record he has yet to actually accomplish.
The Cavaliers star, who is just seven points shy of scoring his 30,000th point in the NBA, posted on Instagram Tuesday to congratulate himself for nearly accomplishing the feat.
“Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement tonight that you’ll reach!” James wrote in the caption of a young photo of himself. “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!”
Now granted, James will more than likely score seven points and then some against the Spurs Tuesday night. But that didn’t stop Twitter from having a heyday making fun of the King for his somewhat narcissistic post.
My favourite thing on the internet today is over on Instagram where current LeBron James has congratulated past LeBron James on an achievement future LeBron James will hit tonight. That's some next level situation right there— James Vincent McMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) January 23, 2018
Some even decided to turn James’s post into a meme where they congratulate themselves for silly accomplishments.
Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement you'll reach! Only a handful has reach/seen so much figuring compliments in one day. So many people to thank who has helped me. Congrats again Young Chapo. pic.twitter.com/ttaqgbgZxs— chaps (@UncleChaps) January 23, 2018
Wanna be one of the first to congratulate you on this accomplishment tonight that you’ll reach! Even though you were nothing more than a second option on a temple league team, you will will tweet about basketball and other sports tonight. #StriveForGreatness #TheKidFromLarchmont pic.twitter.com/uEqDMDM6t7— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) January 23, 2018
Wanna be one of the first to Congratulate you on this accomplishment/achievement you'll reach! Only a handful has reach/seen so many tacos in a little over a year. So many people to thank who has helped me. Congrats again Taco Tim 🌮🌮🌮#TacoTuesday pic.twitter.com/QvZ4idH5EZ— GOLF AND TACOS TIMMY 🤡 (@Golf_Tacos_Tim) January 23, 2018
Stay classy, Twitter.