LeBron James is one of the most celebrated names when it comes to the NBA. He became a sensation with his brilliant performance and garnered even more attention after being featured as The Chosen One on the cover of Sports Illustrated. And believe it or not, he was just a teen back then! LeBron was dating Savannah James on time. The high school sweethearts continued their relationship and now the couple is happy parents to three adorable children. LeBron plays the forward for Los Angeles Lakers and has been awarded NBA Champion thrice. He has also scored Gold Medal at the Olympics twice. Let’s have a look at the love story of LeBron & Savannah James.
LeBron and Savannah James Met In High School
LeBron was a basketball and football superstar at St. Vincent Mary High School, Akron, Ohio. Savannah James, who was Savannah Brinson back then, was a stunning cheerleader and softball player from a rival school. When they met, there was instant sparks and attraction. LeBron asked Savannah to a basketball game and Savannah agreed. She believes that she knew from the start that what she had with LeBron was something special. LeBron even came back to return her leftovers after their first date. It was a gesture to say that he wanted to see her again and if that’s not adorable, we don’t know what is.
Savannah James was Surprised When LeBron Made It To The NBA
In 2003, LeBron James became the first pick for the NBA draft. Savannah James was totally surprised by the turnout of events. She believed in his lover’s talent but she didn’t think that his stardom would become something larger than life. While she wrong at that thought, she couldn’t be happier for being wrong.
Savannah James Welcomed Their First Child
LeBron and Savannah James welcomed their first kid in 2004. The pregnancy was completely unexpected. Savannah did not expect it and neither was she ready. To say that she panicked would be an understatement. She feared that the pregnancy would affect LeBron’s career, who was in his rookie season. But LeBron was calm and confident that the child would only bring good luck. He assured Savannah that the pregnancy and the child will not slow his career or that of hers. In 2004, the couple welcomed the baby boy and named him LeBron James Jr. aka Bronny. Three years later, the couple welcomed another son named Bryce Maximus. This time they were completely prepared and sure of their family.
LeBron and Savannah James Moved To Miami
Changing teams has always been a hard decision for every player. But they have to do what they have to do. So it was in 2010 when LeBron James decided to shift to Miami, Florida, and leave his team. The decision was not received well by the fans. Savannah James was shocked to see the fans burning LeBron’s Jersey. But as all people have to move on, so did they.
LeBron and Savannah James Get Engaged
It was in 2010 during the New Year’s Eve bash when LeBron popped the question for Savannah. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, LeBron said that the idea of proposing his long term lover had been lingering on his mind for a very long time. He knew that the woman, the mother of children, has been with him through thick and thin and he wants her by his side for the rest of his life. So, that is what made him decide that it is time for him to finally ask the question and tie the bond.
LeBron and Savannah Wedding
LeBron and Savannah James tied the knot on September 14, 2013. The wedding was a lavish affair and was held in San Diego, California. There were several guests including James teammates from Miami Heat like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The owner Micky Arison and coach Erik Spoelstra were also present. Celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Lala Anthony were also invited to the wedding. But the main highlight was when Beyonce and Jay-Z performed ‘Crazy in Love’ for the couple at the reception.
LeBron And Savannah James Welcomed a Daughter & Moved Back To Hometown
In 2014, LeBron and Savannah James welcomed their baby girl and named her Zhuri Nova. James says that the birth of Zhuri changed him completely and made him more humble and dedicated. She also made him realize his responsibilities toward women in general. In 2014, LeBron decided to move back to the Cavaliers and shifted back in 2016. He promised to bring Championship to the city and he kept that promise in the 2016 NBA Finals.