MIAMI -- LeBron James and longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson are engaged.
A representative for James confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Sunday morning, a few hours after close friend Chris Paul and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison were among those tweeting their congratulations.
The Miami Heat forward popped the question to his high school sweetheart on Saturday night, doing so at a party to celebrate both New Year's Eve and his 27th birthday, which was Friday.
James and Brinson are the parents of two sons.
No wedding date was announced. James and the Heat were playing host to the Bobcats on Sunday.