Khalil Mack reacts to LeBron James’ ‘savage savage’ Twitter praise
Khalil Mack put up a dominant performance in front of a nationally televised audience on “Monday Night Football,” and LeBron James was among those watching the game who took notice of the superstar linebacker’s outstanding game.
The Chicago Bears came out of Monday night with convincing 31-15 victory over the Washington Redskins. Mack was virtually unstoppable throughout the win, notching two sacks, four tackles and a forced fumble as Chicago’s defense thoroughly dismantled Washington’s offense.
Get some, @FiftyDeuce!#CHIvsWAS | #Bears100 pic.twitter.com/EEwKjvoYcr— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 24, 2019
After Mack ran roughshod over Washington, James took to Twitter to praise the Bears star’s “savage savage” play.
@FiftyDeuce You a Savage Savage!!! . Congrats on the W(looking that way) #TheSilencer— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 24, 2019
Mack has been known throughout his career to pay homage to James with his post-sack celebration, and that was the case again on Monday night.
Khalil Mack busting out the LeBron celebration after the sack @FiftyDeuce @KingJames pic.twitter.com/OVM45nExwe— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 24, 2019
Mack also took to Twitter to thank James for the social media shout-out.
Appreciate the love big homie! @KingJames https://t.co/wS05w4Lq6H— Khalil Mack (@FiftyDeuce) September 24, 2019
James is known for tweeting out praise for a player who is taking it to an opponent, regardless of the sport. Given their shared celebration, it’s no surprise James took time to marvel at Mack’s dominance on Monday night.
More than anything, though, James’ “savage savage” shout-out is simply another example when it comes to superstar athletes, game recognizes game.