Angry Wife Savannah Smacking LeBron James on Camera Draws Polarizing Response from Shaquille O’Neal: “He’s a Great Husband”

Published 08/14/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
DENVER – FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) LeBron James #23 and Shaquille O’Neal #32 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars smile on the bench in the final moments of the East’s win over the Western Conference All-Stars the 54th All-Star Game, part of 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend at Pepsi Center on February 20, 2005 in Denver, Colorado. The East won 125-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal reacted to an annoyed Savannah James smacking the phone out of the hands of her husband, LeBron James. In the most recent episode of his ‘The Big Podcast’, the Big Diesel chimed in on the whole fiasco that went viral on the internet. As it turns out, Shaq called LeBron James a great husband after witnessing the incident.

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After talking about New York point guards for a while, the conversation in the podcast veered to a viral clip on the internet. In other words, co-host Spice Adams brought up the topic of LeBron’s new viral clip.

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The NFL veteran wanted to see Shaquille O’Neal‘s take on the issue.

Shaquille O’Neal reacts to Savannah James smacking the phone out of LeBron’s hands

Shaquille O’Neal had a unique reaction after watching Savannah James getting annoyed by her husband’s actions. In the viral clip, LeBron starts by showing off his outfit to the camera.

Meanwhile, Savannah James had a very personal question in store for the Lakers superstar. “What we doing about these vow renewals?” she asked, completely unaware of the camera in LeBron’s hands. “Is it happening or no?”

“We do whatever you want, boo-boo,” came LeBron’s swift reply. “Cause you’re the best, whatever you wanna do.”

Meanwhile, Savannah discovered that LeBron had been recording the conversation for the entire duration. As a result, she instantly felt embarrassed and asked her husband whether he had been recording the whole time. On the other hand, LeBron seemed pretty amused by Savannah’s reaction and started laughing.

Therefore, Savannah smacked the phone out of her husband’s hands, clearly annoyed at him. “He’s a great husband,” Shaq declared after watching the whole thing. “Whatever you love, baby.”

The 2000 MVP seemed clearly impressed by LeBron James’ answer in the brief encounter and the relationship dynamic between the couple.

LeBron James and Savannah James’ relationship

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LeBron James met Savannah in high school. Back then, she was a 16-year-old sophomore, and he was a 17-year-old prodigy. They met through mutual friends.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 14: LeBron James and wife Savannah Brinson attend the “Trainwreck” New York Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on July 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

One day, LeBron invited her to his basketball game. A few weeks after that, the two of them had their first date at Outback Steakhouse.

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The couple got married in 2013. And they have had each other’s back ever since.

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Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.

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