LeBron James congratulating himself
Shortly before LeBron James scored his 30,000th NBA point, he posted a pre-emptive tribute on Instagram. "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," he wrote, addressing his younger self in the second person. "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 tribute came off a little Trumpian, meaning it didn't take long for fans and haters to seize on the opportunity and congratulate themselves for decidedly less historic achievements. In the end, the effect was akin to last year's "I love my curvy wife."