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LeBron gets another ring — marries long-time girlfriend Saturday

Sep 15, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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With enough celebrities in attendance to make it a paparazzi’s dream, LeBron James married his long-time girlfriend Savannah Brinson Saturday at the Grand Del Mar Hotel in San Diego.

The couple got engaged Jan. 1, 2012, after have been together since high school. They have two sons together.

In the time since LeBron’s proposal he Heat have won two NBA titles and he has won two MVPs, plus there was an Olympic gold medal thrown in there.

This is a three-day San Diego wedding spectacular and reportedly celebrities in attendance included Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend Gabriel Union. Other reports say Jay Z, Beyonce, and Knicks star Carmelo Anthony were in attendace, but LeBron and wedding organizers went to great lengths to keep the celebrities identities shielded from the media (to the point that there were umbrellas over the entrance so circling media helicopters could not get a view of what was going on.

All of it — from the wedding ring to the basketball rings — seems to stem out of a more mature LeBron forged in the heat he experienced in the wake of “the decision.” How all that was perceived by the public plus the changes in Miami (he was basically no longer living at home) seemed to force some soul searching on LeBron, which led to maturation. That in turn unleashed a better basketball player.

And hopefully more importantly, a better husband and father.

  1. 00maltliquor - Sep 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Congrats to the Chosen One and his chosen one. May it last forever and be for all the right reasons. Cheers!

  2. asublimeday - Sep 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    No way he’s been faithful to her all this time. They have to have some kind of “understanding” when he’s on the road.

    For instance, she gets to live the most charmed life possible, and he’s allowed to plow other women.

    • dls612 - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      There’s is a such thing as real love! So you can’t speak for every male athlete!

    • abxyer - Sep 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      Obviously you don’t “understand” the true love a man can have for his woman.
      You gave have a lot of growing up to do.

  3. money2long - Sep 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    lebron congrats on getting this ring. anyone care to guess why dirk nowitzki wasn’t invited? lol lemme stop. congrats lebron !!

  4. dhragonn - Sep 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Asublimeday, well put. Men make a million eggs a month, how can we really have any ill feelings to a tiger woods story. Science and the animal kingdom say that’s natural. That being said, I love my girlfriend.

  5. mtheparrothead - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Were the guests provided a police escort if they were late to the wedding?

  6. jzone954 - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Congrats……beautiful wife, beautiful kids, beautiful family , and beautiful career…..#RingsRingsRings

  7. jgreiner9 - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Congrats lebron! The cool thing is, I got married yesterday too!

    • soflasfinest - Sep 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      Congrats to you too! Very cool. Hope you and LeBron both have long and happy marriages(not together) haha.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Sep 15, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      So you’re perusing PBT for your honeymoon?

  8. charlutes - Sep 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    You gather all that from umbrellas at his wedding? NBC Sports Talk is teetering on worthless. Just read rotoworld.

  9. gameisours - Sep 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    I like how, no matter the money and fame, a guy like lebron sticks to one woman for such a long time. She really must be special! Good luck Lebron.

  10. deavn - Sep 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    You Lebron fans are delusional. He’s Lebron. He can literally get ANY piece of a$$ he wants. You don’t think he’s tapping something on the side? And if you didn’t know, he actually did have an affair with a journalist named Sharon Reed. You guys don’t know what you’re talking about.

    • cantonbound13 - Sep 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      He’d probably tweet it out or post a video of it. He’s not the brightest per on in the world, ask the Dade PD.

    • antistratfordian - Sep 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      “And if you didn’t know, he actually did have an affair with a journalist named Sharon Reed”

      Every year around playoff time a new rumor about LeBron pops up on our ever trustworthy cyberspace. I’ve always assumed it was from the same deranged obsessive person (probably Michael Jordan) trying to derail the Chosen One’s ascent to Oneness.

      There was Rashard Lewis and LeBron’s wife, Delonte West and LeBron’s mom, LeBron and some video skank, LeBron and Bosch, LeBron and Sharon Reed and their lovechild, etc. But none of these rumors stuck with serious news outlets checking veracity. Every time you try to verify the story you run into the same obvious problem: the “sources” do not exist.

      Welcome to the internet.

  11. Jeff - Sep 16, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Dear NBC Sports Talk,
    ESPN is already the TMZ of the sports world. Please do not turn this forum into TMZ too.

  12. yuwannano - Sep 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Never did get my invite! *sobs*

  13. cantonbound13 - Sep 16, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Poor 1972wasalongtimeago, always a bride’s maid, never the bride.
    Another note from the wedding: LeBron couldn’t find the ring but was saved by Dwhine Wade.
    And now we wait for the sensitive bandwagoners’ responses. (odds for the first response: Leah: even, Jimmyjohnson:3:1, 1972wasalongtimeago 4:1)

  14. badintent - Sep 17, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    Guess Dan Gilbert has another ISSUE with LeBron.Would love to see Irving jump ship to Heat to make it two for two on Get Out of the Mistake by the Lake

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