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LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

Posted on: August 9, 2010 2:13 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 2:16 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore

In an interview with Bazaar magazine for a feature on her and her style, LeBron James' longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children Savannah Brinson says she's not big on Miami, saying it's "not (her) favorite place." She also says that the couple's two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce will remain in Akron, Ohio and she will split time between Akron and Miami.

It's kind of a stunning revelation, considering the amount of vitriol the city of Cleveland has spit at the family, especially with the oldest son about to start school. Private school or no, Brinson is running the risk of exposing herself and her children to backlash from James' decision to bolt Ohio. When you consider the possibility of James and Brinson tying the knot at some point in the future (not that there's been any indication of an impending marriage, or that it's anyone's business), you have to wonder if eventually the family will have to move to Miami, and not just for the nicer weather.

But let's talk about what's really important from the feature. There's a stunning revelation in the article where Brinson discusses how she and James came to start dating.


The couple started dating when Brinson was just 16. At first, "I had no idea who he was," says Brinson, who is from the same neighborhood as James but was a year behind him at a rival high school, where she was a softball player and cheerleader. He spotted her at a football game and asked her to come to a basketball game. "I went, and I was like, Wow, this guy is pretty popular in here," she remembers.

 A few phone calls later, they had their first date at the local Outback Steakhouse. Dinner conversation was "basic," she recalls. "But I knew he loved me when I left my leftovers from dinner in his car," she says, giggling. "I'd totally forgotten about them, and he brought them to me. I think he just wanted another excuse to come and see me."


Woah, woah, woah. I know James was young. And wasn't a millionaire. But Outback? Outback. You took the cheerleader you had your eye on to Outback? What, you were concerned she might get the wrong idea if you took her to Applebee's? Seriously. You're young, but you're also surrounded by knowledgeable media and hangers on, and no one clued you in that maybe the Bloomin' Onion joint wasn't the best place to take a girl for dinner? I'm not asking for a French bistro. But maybe not the place most often credited with the worst food health-wise in America.

Hey, I like Outback! They make a fine steak. But I'm not going on a first date there, 17 or younger or 35 or older or anything in-between. I mean, come on. Even Luigi's Pizza sounds like a good option. Or hey, get a head start on where you'll be spending most of your meals, find a Cheesecake Factory to take her to .  James may need to work on making sure Savannah knows not to tell such sordid details about their early life together. Outback. Geez.

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I miss basketball. Season starts in 84 days. 84 long days.

Comments

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2010 11:54 am
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

since when we forgot that we live in america?, we as citizens have the right to live wherever we want!!! stop harrazing the man sit down and enjoy the show because it is going to be a hell of a team! go MIA



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2010 12:52 am
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

"I'm doing THE DECISION based on my family."Classic!!!!



Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2010 10:45 pm
 

Delonte will watch the kids for Lebron

I heard Delonte will watch the kids when he comes over for pie!




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2010 10:39 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

This goes to show just how selfish he really is (as if we didn't already have an idea). He is leaving his children and their mother as he "takes his talents to South Beach." Hmmm, wonder what talents he's talking about since the Heat play in Miami and not South Beach. So much for doing what's best for him and "his family." Seems like he's only doing what's best for him.



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2010 9:02 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

Ditto    



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2010 8:58 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

What's the big deal about LeBron leaving Cleveland anyway's ... its not like he hasn't made a mistake before ... he left two bastards in Cleveland to go to Miami. I guess you can call me old-fashioned ... I always believed that a "FAMILY" was two parents that were married. At least he won't have to have the "TIGER WOODS" label with all the fooling around he'll be doing in Miami .... I'm sure it won't be long before his South Beach love life will hit the tabloids.



Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2010 6:09 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

LBJ don't want his baby momma in Miami while he's "taking his talents to South Beach."  D. Wade has has already introduced the Prince to some local kittens and having baby momma there might crimp his style. 




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2010 4:29 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

i hope he tears a knee the first game, miami sucks



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2010 4:17 pm
 

FAMILY

I thought Lebron was going to do what was best for him and his family.  The  guy must really want to win. Thats sounds like a true winner to me. To leave his family behind just to win a title. GO MIAMI, and for all you HATERS out there, go suck a big one.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2010 4:14 pm
 

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

When you consider the possibility of James and Brinson tying the knot at some point in the future (not that there's been any indication of an impending marriage, or that it's anyone's business)Really?  Really, pretend journalist???

It's your business where LeBron plays basketball?  It's your business how he leaves?  It's your business who he thanks?  It's your business who he dates?  It's your business how many children he has?  It's your business where his kids go to school??

But marriage?  Well, that's off limits.

This entire article WAS the headline.  What exactly were you paid for??


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