LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all-time. With three NBA championships and four NBA MVP awards under his belt, it’s safe to say the receipts are there. If you were to ask the superstar athlete about his greatest motivation, he would give all props to his wife, Savannah James.
The James’s began as high school sweethearts and have been together for most of their lives. They now share three beautiful children together, and LeBron never misses an opportunity to credit his wife for becoming the man he is today.
Here’s a gallery of all the times LeBron James turned the spotlight on his queen.
Moment of Appreciation
LeBron James recently shared a moment of gratitude for his leading lady on Instagram, writing, "The only reason why I can do what I do at the highest level both on and off the floor is my because my best friend got my back regardless the outcome! I’m just the car, she’s the engine!" That "just because" type of appreciation hits different!
His Leading Lady
In honor of her 33rd birthday, James let the world know just how fortunate he is to have married a woman like Savannah. "Some got no luck and some got all the luck in the world. I definitely got lucky with you that for sure!," he shared
Since Day 1
In a 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter
, James admitted (as he often does) that he wouldn’t be the man he is today without Savannah. “We have been down since high school,” he said. “I listen to a lot of rap music, and a good friend of mine said, ‘You wasn’t with me shooting in the gym. But in all actuality, Savannah was with me shooting in the gym when I [had] absolutely nothing.”
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James (L) and Savannah Brinson attend as Remy Martin presents Beats Party on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Remy Martin)
Queen Of The Castle
One of the things LeBron loves most about his wife is her dedication to their family. "Me and my wife are different, but at the same time we’re the same," the NBA champ told Vogue
. "I’m gone a lot, so she is the boss of the household; she’s the rule-setter."
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: LeBron James, Savannah James, LeBron James Jr., Bryce Maximus James and Zhuri James attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Smallfoot' at Regency Village Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Holding It Down
In 2013, James was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time in five seasons. During his acceptance speech, he gave a special shoutout to his then-fiancee’ Savannah for holding down the fort. “To my wife-to-be, I want to thank you for the sacrifices you make every single day," he told the crowd
. "With me being a professional athlete and not being home every day or as much as you would like, I thank you for your support and what you do for our boys."
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: NBA Player LeBron James (L) and Savannah Brinson attend GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party Sponsored By Samsung Galaxy And Beats at Ogden Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)