The athletic world is rife with self-righteous arrogance.
Athletes like to point out how no one understands what it’s like to live a day of their rich lives.
But one NBA great just did one of the most unbelievably egocentric things in the wake of his personal milestone.
The 30,000-point club in the NBA is an exclusive list that includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Dirk Nowitzki and as of this week, LeBron James.
James has already established himself as one of the all-time greats and depending on whom you ask, they’ll argue he has already surpassed Michael Jordan.
But although James is undeniably great at basketball, he also has a God-complex.
He’s never short on confidence and egocentrism.
You can point to the time when he became a villain – ditching his hometown of Cleveland in a self-serving hour-long announcement for the Miami Heat.
But if you thought that was arrogant, this self-congratulatory message to himself on the eve of becoming the 7th player to reach 30,000 points will blow your mind.
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👑
James received a massive amount of blowback for that message to his younger self.
Even his diehard fans were shaking their heads over this pretentious move.