Posts Tagged ‘Savannah Brinson’

LeBron, Heat Keep Moving Forward

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – If you ask LeBron James, 2011 seems so … two days ago.

Longer than that, actually, for the most publicly prosecuted player in the NBA, someone who endured constant fan abuse despite not committing a crime or being a menace to society. Plenty has happened since, all for the good according to LeBron, who ushered in the New Year by announcing his engagement to his long-time girlfriend, Savannah Brinson. The couple has two children together.

Of course, even this will bring out the skeptics as Israel Gutierrez of the Miami Herald mentions. Such is life for LeBron in the wake of “The Decision” and a few other public stumbles. Anything he does, even if it seems heartfelt, will be dismissed as a staged production by someone desperate to make the public think he’s a changed man, if only to get more endorsements in his pocket and the boos off his back.

His commercials with State Farm and McDonald’s and even Nike have a community relations flavor to them, where LeBron is seen helping kids or stressing education. He’s pushing his charitable foundation and making contributions to other causes. It’s all part of LeBron getting back to his “old self” as he said, all part of LeBron living up to his preseason pledge, when he said:

“For me personally, I’m a totally different person than last year. I’m just back to loving the game of basketball, not taking too much for granted, playing with a smile on my face and just understanding I’m just a kid from Akron, Ohio, in the NBA. I lost that last year.”

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Heat Star LeBron James Gets Engaged

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The well wishes on Twitter from Clippers guard Chris Paul and Heat owner Micky Arison confirmed the rumblings. Heat star LeBron James and his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson are engaged to be married.

James picked a heck of a way to celebrate the start of a new year, reportedly proposing to his high school sweetheart and the mother of his two sons at a party celebrating New Year’s Eve and his 27th birthday, which was Friday. More from People.com:

At a New Year’s Eve dinner and party at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach, the Miami Heat star, 27, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson. And he got their kids in on the action as well.

Right after popping the question, James picked up the couple’s sons LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4, and swung them around on the floor. “It was so sweet to watch,” a rep for Remy Martin V, who hosted the dinner, tells PEOPLE. “Everyone is extremely happy.”

The party, hosted by Heat teammate Dwayne Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union, was also a belated birthday celebration for James, who turned 27 the day before.

Heat star Chris Bosh and Queen Latifah were also on the guest list of 60 friends and family members.

No date has been announced, but we’re guessing James gets more than a few questions about this news before and after the Heat’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats today in Miami.

And congrats to LeBron and his bride to be. There will be a ring ceremony for him one way or another in the future.