Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/2/12
LBJ made good use of his teammate DWade before proposing to his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on New Year’s Eve, reports Fox Sports: “My girl, she’s really excited,” said James, who entered the night as the NBA’s leading scorer with a 33 average and scored 12 points in the second half to finish with 16. ‘She would love to answer more questions about it than me. But she’s happy, my family’s happy and that’s what it’s all about … It should be a surprise. For any woman, any time something like that happens, she was surprised.’ James might not have been long on details. But teammates Wade and Bosh were quite willing to talk about the evening. Wade’s job was hold the ring. He finally got his assist shortly after midnight. ‘Trying to catch her off guard, obviously,’ Wade said of the tactics used by James, who has been dating Brinson since they were at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, a decade ago and who has children, LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4, with her. ‘
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