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Quick, what's the difference between LeBron James and Savannah Brinson?

She got a ring before he did!!!

Jokes about LeBron's lack of championships aside, we're very happy for the long-time couple, who has been dating since high school and who has two kids together. They got engaged on New Year's Eve and, as you can see below, the Heat superstar didn't skimp on the ring:

LeBron James, Engagement Ring

The platinum and diamond rock features a seven-carat pear-shaped center diamond and classically tapered baguette sides. It was presented to Brinson Saturday night, following a dinner at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach.

James and the Heat suffered their first loss of the season last night, but remain the strong favorites to take home the 2012 NBA title.

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The debate between LeBron James and Michael Jordan was settled perfectly by Jason Segel's character in Bad Teacher. One basketball legend has six championships, the other zero. Case closed.

But the debate between Savannah Brinson and Yvette Prieto is just getting underway.

The former is the mother of LeBron's two children, as well as his new fiancee, following an early Sunday morning proposal. Prieto, meanwhile, is a Cuban/American model who agreed to marry Jordan last week. Compare the beauties below and decide:

Which would you rather back down in the post... if you know what we mean?

And the Winner is?

Compare the fiancees of LeBron James and Michael Jordan now. Which would you rather take strong to the hole? View Poll »

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LeBron James has made no secret of his admiration for Michael Jordan.

But we didn't realize just how badly The King wanted to be like His Airness. Until now: a few days after Jordon proposed to Yvette Prieto, the Heart superstar did the same to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart and the mother of his two children.

Savannah Brinson with LeBron James

The proposal took place at a New Year’s Eve party at Shelborne South Beach’s SL Nightclub in Miami, sources confirm, a day after James turned 27 years old.

“Congrats to LeBron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys,” Miami Heat owner Micky Arison Tweeted last night.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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LeBron James capped off his 26th birthday in style last night.

The star made a brilliant inbounds pass to a streaking Dwyane Wade, who converted an alley-oop lay-up in the closing seconds to lift the Miami Heat to 4-0 Friday.

The visiting Heat needed this improbable ending to get the job done, but thanks to James and Wade, they outlasted the scrappy Minnesota Timberwolves, 103-101.

Lame Heat intro video aside, Miami may live up to the hype this year ...

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Two athletic icons celebrate a birthday today, and it's rather clear what gift both need.

First, LeBron James turns 27. The Miami Heat superstar and his squad are off to a strong start to the 2011-2012 season, currently 3-0 thanks to a buzzer-beating victory Wednesday night against Charlotte.

Have you seen their latest introductory video? Someone needs to get this guy a mansion just for his ego.

  • LeBron James in Miami
  • Tiger Woods on the Course

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is now 35. He actually won a golf tournament to close out 2011 and could use a hug. His most famous mistress is pregnant with someone else's baby, after all. That's gotta hurt.

Other celebrities celebrating birthdays today include: Kristin Kreuk (29), Eliza Dushku  (31), Sean Hannity  (50) and Matt Lauer  (54).

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The Miami Heat aren't exactly trying to play down their star power or title expectations with their 2011-12 intro video, set to "All of the Lights" by Kanye West.

Debuting tonight before the Heat's 115-107 win over the Celtics, the video shows Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James & Co. in all their grandiosity.

In a word ... EH. Last year's intro video, set to "In The Air Tonight," just invoked a visceral sense of impending awesomeness, even if you loathe the Heat.

"All of the Lights" is a little underwhelming. Maybe that's a good thing, though. After last year's Finals failure, maybe Miami should let its play do the talking:

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LeBron James' alleged father, Leicester Bryce Stovell, has been show the door by a judge who shot down the man's lawsuit against the NBA superstar.

Stovell sued LBJ and his mother Gloria last year, claiming they defamed him, blocked him from making money and tampered with paternity test results.

A judge wasn't buying this. For myriad reasons.

Ill-Fated Pep Rally Pic

The bad news for James? He still has no NBA titles.

All eight claims in Leicester Bryce Stovell's lawsuit have now been tossed out because of insufficient facts, not to mention that he had "not identified any damages."

"Apparently Stovell believes that companies are willing to pay him for being the father of LeBron James," the court said, before ruling it was not the case.

Stovell claims he knocked up Gloria after a one-night stand and says there is "a strong likelihood" he's LeBron's biological father. He wants to retake a DNA test.

Don't hold your breath, dude.

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LeBron James was in for a long postseason before he stepped to the microphone for a postgame press conference, following his team's NBA Finals elimination at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night.

The supposedly best player in basketball had been reduced to a passive spectator during the series, averaging nine points fewer per game than he did during the regular season.

Asked about the celebratory reaction of his critics to such poor play, James gave an answer that sounded like he was looking down on all basketball fans.

Ill-Fated Pep Rally Pic

But James said today that he was misunderstood.

"I was saying at the end of the day this season is over and - with all hatred - everyone else has to move on with their lives, good or bad. I do, too.

"It wasn't saying I'm superior or better than anyone else, any man or woman on this planet, I'm not," said the underachieving star. "I would never every look at myself bigger than anyone who watched our game. It may have come off wrong but that wasn't my intent."

We'll buy that. But we're still psyched the arrogant Heat lost to the Mavs. How about you?

 

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If there's any place on the planet without an Internet connection, LeBron James may wanna head there. ASAP.

The Heat forward, whose team lost 105-95 in Game Six of the NBA Finals last night, is being widely criticized around the league for his passive play and arrogant attitude. And now he's being trashed talked by a guy with a backward "P" tattooed on his face.

Following his team's victory, DeShawn Stevenson donned a t-shirt in the Dallas locker room that said in all. In homage to Shaquille O'Neal 2006's taunting of Kobe Bryant, it reads: Hey LeBron! How's My Dirk Taste?

DeShawn Stevenson T-Shirt

It's a reasonable question. After all, Dirk Nowitzki was named MVP of the Finals. LeBron? In the final five minutes, with the game within five points in either direction, he didn't score a single point all series.

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When LeBron James joined the Miami Heat last year - essentially admitting that he couldn't handle the burden of leading the Cleveland Cavs to a NBA title - he became the most polarizing figure in professional sports.

Therefore, when the favored Heat lost Game Six of the Finals last night to the Dallas Mavericks, critics around the country celebrated.

That's Karma for screwing over Cleveland, they cried, pointing to James' subpar stats in the series (18 fourth quarter points... total) as proof that he can't handle the pressure.

LeBron James Pep Rally Pic

Yes, the Heat did... hold an unseemly, premature pep rally that crowned themselves champion before a single game was played.

At the podium after the game, James was asked if he cared about such reaction. His reply likely didn't make him any new fans:

“All the people that were rooting me on to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life they had before,” LeBron said. “They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want with me and my family and be happy with that.”

In other words: hate on, haters. But your life still sucks compared to mine and, get a life, this is just sports.

Were you happy to see the Heat lose?