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LeBron James Proposes to Savannah Brinson

Photo Courtesy of Andy Kropa/AP; Inset: Alan Diaz/AP

LeBron James finally proposed to longtime girlfriend and high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on New Year’s Eve.  On bended knee, the Miami Heat pro-baller presented his wife-to-be a dazzling pear-shaped diamond set atop two sparkling baguettes.  As the proud mother of LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4 (who were already born and staring Savannah dead in the mouth at the time of the question), how could she refuse?

“I had no idea it was coming,” said teammate Chris Bosh [before collapsing to the floor in tears].  “I just heard some commotion, and yeah, there it was.  It was nice . . . real cool.”

“It should be a surprise for any woman anytime something like that happens,” James gushed.  “She was surprised [not Chris, Savannah!].  It was great that all the friends and family were there to bring in a new year.  Even my kids were happy about it, so that’s good.  I feel good.  I feel good.  It’s a good point in my life right now.”

The happy couple’s grand South Beach engagement soiree was co-hosted by Heat teammate and fellow round ball royal, Dwyane Wade, and his hyper-articulate actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union.  Proving to be as multifaceted as Savannah’s ring, the joyous occasion also doubled as a belated birthday celebration for the King, who turned 27 the day before.  As expected, only a select few of sports and entertainment’s shiniest were witnesses.

St. Vincent, saint of charity for the poor

St. Vincent (of Akron, Ohio), elated to hear the good news, cried out, “It is written in Proverbs 18:22, ‘Whosoever finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord’!” St. Mary, suspiciously, was unavailable for comment.

Having survived the unjustified and seemingly unending sting of blacklash from The Decision (and with the weight of winning an NBA title not solely burdening his shoulders but dispersed among the team), it may be that the self-professed Christian’s mourning has finally been turned into dancing.  LeBron James appears older, wiser, even bearded these days.  And now that his house is (nearly) in order, if we truly reap what we sow, perhaps, in return for doing the right thing, he’ll feel the glide of a championship ring down his finger later this year.

For the love of a good finish, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the couple and the season!  (Especially given the nail-biting unpredictability of life’s fourth quarters;-)

Editor’s note:  Facts are attributed to the Associated Press.  Embellishments, sadly, are all my own.

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