Tag:Savannah Brinson
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:28 am

LeBron James' engagement ring is ginormous

By Matt Moore

When news broke of LeBron James' proposal to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson last Saturday night, one question naturally came to mind.

"How big was the rock?!"

The answer? Pretty freaking big. From HollywoodLife.com:
“The ring is a traditional Tiffany style ring with a pear shape diamond in the center along with two tapered diamond baguettes on each side,” says Aslam Bakshi, owner of Diamond Images U.S.A., Inc. “The center diamond should be at least 4-5 carats… with an approximate retail value of between $250,000 and $300,000.”
via LeBron James $300,000 Engagement Ring For Fiancé Savannah Brinson.

Take out your last paycheck. Now look at the figure. Now how much that ring cost. Now back to your paycheck, now back to the ring.

So, yeah, life's a bit different for James from the rest of us.

I'm supposed to make some sort of joke about how James hopes to receive his own ring sometime this year in reference to a championship ring, but I'm too busy trying to figure out how you would feel comfortable walking out of a store with a $300,000 ring.
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:52 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 12:34 pm

LeBron James proposes to Savannah Brinson

By Matt Moore

LeBron James proposed to his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his two children, Savannah Brinson Saturday night at a predictably lavish birthday party celebrating James turning 27 Friday. Both Chris Paul and Micky Arison tweeted their congratulations Sunday morning to the happy couple. 

Oh, and there was cake. There's always cake.

James and Brinson have been together since high school, and have two sons together, LeBron Jr. and Bryce. The engagement comes just months after James' close friend Chris Paul was married and a year after Carmelo Anthony, another close friend of James, tied the knot with LaLa Vasquez. It also comes just days after Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from her husband Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

The decision also comes in line with a summer where James purposefully kept a low profile and has claimed that he's gotten back to "who he is" in mutiliple interviews. It seems, at least on the level James allows the public to see, that he's attempting to move away from the egotist he was portrayed as last year. 

Congratulations to the happy couple.
Posted on: August 9, 2010 2:13 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 2:16 pm

LeBron's family will stay in Ohio

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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