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LeBron Engaged to High School Sweetheart

Miami Heat star proposed on New Year's Day
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2012 6:54 AM CST
LeBron James Engaged to High School Sweetheart Savannah Brinson
Savannah Brinson shows off her engagement ring from Miami Heat's LeBron James, her fiance, after an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Newser) – Moments after the clock struck midnight, turning 2011 into 2012, LeBron James dropped to his knee and asked his high school sweetheart to marry him. "My girl, she's very excited," James says of Savannah Brinson, who said yes. James and Brinson, who have two sons together, had talked about marriage before, but the AP notes that the proposal was a surprise. Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade held the ring until the time was right. Says James, "It should be a surprise for any woman anytime something like that happens." Click to see what other NBA great got engaged over the holidays. (Read more LeBron James stories.)

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