Extreme Privacy Among Keys to LeBron and Savannah James’ Marriage

LeBron James is one of the most scrutinized and celebrated sporting figures of all time. Over the years, the basketball player has earned recognition as one of the greatest in the game, and his willingness to lend his time to various endorsement deals only keeps him even more in the public eye.

Although James is a superstar, he is known for his humble and approachable attitude.

Fortunately for James (and for his legions of fans), he has someone in his corner who is able to keep him grounded, happy, and secure. 

What is LeBron James famous for?

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Born in 1984, LeBron James discovered his love for basketball at an early age. In 2003, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and began earning recognition as a star player. During his early years with the Cavaliers, James was named the 2003-04 NBA Rookie of the Year, and went on to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2009 and 2010.

By this time, James was a massive star and had the freedom to take a more active role in his future game plans. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers to sign as a free agent with the Miami Heat. 

James played with the Heat for several years before re-signing with the Cavaliers. His second tenure with the Cavaliers was very successful and led to multiple victories for the team.

Still, in 2018, James made a historic move and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he has been playing ever since. In addition to his time on the court, James is a dedicated supporter of various charitable causes and has become something of a pop culture icon.

He is one of the few sports stars who can easily be recognized by those who do not follow basketball – and he is known and loved by millions all around the world. 

Who is LeBron James married to?

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While many basketball stars are known as “players” in their private life, LeBron James is loyal to only one woman. James first met his wife, Savannah James, then known as Savannah Brinson, when the two attended high school together in Akron, Ohio.

They dated all throughout high school (and enjoyed romantic dates at Outback Steakhouse), with the young woman encouraging James’ dreams of becoming basketball royalty. James later gave his wife props by admitting that “in all actuality, Savannah was with me shooting in the gym when I [had] absolutely nothing.”

In 2004, the young couple welcomed their first child, a son named LeBron Jr. In 2007, they had another son, whom they named Bryce Maximus. Daughter Zhuri followed in 2014. Ultimately, LeBron and his lady love decided to make things official, and in 2011, the two got engaged during a lavish New Year’s Eve bash. Their wedding followed in 2013. 

How do LeBron and Savannah James keep their marriage strong?

LeBron and Savannah James have one of the most successful marriages in sports – but they make it a habit to rarely speak out about their union. As Savannah James said in a 2016 interview, “I’m a very private person in general. With all the social media outlets, I feel like I have the choice to show you what I want to show you.” She admitted that she is her husband’s “support system” and that it is important to her that he has whatever he needs to succeed.

As for LeBron James, he revealed that commitment plays a huge role in his life as a husband and a father and that he believes in regularly reaffirming that commitment -both to himself and to his partner.

He has also discussed how he believes that the home duties are best left to his wife since he travels so much and doesn’t want to disrupt the flow of the home. It is clear that these two have discovered what is, for them, the winning combination.