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LeBron James Celebrates 30th Birthday

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    LeBron James celebrates his 30th birthday by adding another record in the books.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers star has scored 23,901 points in his career, more than any other NBA player before the age of 30, according to NBA.com.

    The birthday feat puts an exclamation point on the statistical accomplishments spanning his career. 

    "It's not oh my God, it's the wow factor, you know, I've been in this thing for 12 years already, and I've done some pretty cool things in my career," James told Cleveland.com, when asked about his milestone birthday.

    The three-time Olympian was the number one NBA draft pick in the 2003 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After becoming a free agent in 2010, James left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He went onto win two NBA championships with the Heat before returning to the Cavaliers in 2014. 

    His numbers on the court don't lie. Compare his accolades between Cleveland and Miami.

    "King" James recently posed with British royalty — Prince William and Kate — after a Nets game. He made headlines at the same game in December by wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in solidarity with demonstrators protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict a NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

    In addition to being a basketball superstar, James is a husband and dad to two boys and a daughter. 

    James is spending his birthday playing basketball in Atlanta, where he'll take the court against the Hawks.