“Thought He Wasn’t Gonna Make It”: Future Wife Savannah James Almost Feared LeBron James Would Ditch Her On Prom Night (2017)

Published 09/05/2023, 4:30 PM EDT

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LeBron James is without a doubt one of the greatest NBA icons of all time. Although he gives all that credit to his partner, who has been with him through thick and thin – Savannah James. She’s the one who won James’s heart in high school and has been his companion through every stage of life’s journey. This love story is very inspiring and has lasted the test of time.

Recently, Savannah revealed some fears she had about their prom night. She revealed some details about her prom night, which were surprising for the fans.

The love story of LeBron & Savannah James


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LeBron and Savannah met as youngsters in their hometown of Akron. She met him, a budding basketball player at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, through mutual friends. LeBron’s first date plan was a simple yet unforgettable basketball game followed by supper at the Outback Steakhouse. Their first interactions were highlighted by gracious gestures, such as LeBron’s act of goodwill when he gave Savannah her lost restaurant leftovers. Savannah said that she did not know about LeBron’s potential status and had no clue who he was at the time. She quickly realized, though, that there was something unusual about him.


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Even as LeBron’s basketball career took off, his friendship with Savannah blossomed. When she learned she was pregnant with their first son, Bronny, at an early age, they faced the challenges of parenting. They reassured one other that becoming parents would not derail their plans and ambitions. And as their bong kept getting stronger, they decided to tie the knot in 2013.

Their marriage resulted in a wonderful family of three lovely children: sons Bronny and Bryce, and daughter Zhuri.

However, Savannah recently spoke about her doubts regarding James. She said, “When I look back at my high school experience, some of the best memories are from prom. It’s true I had the tallest date in school. I almost thought he wasn’t going to make it. LeBron has almost always come through for me. I guess you could say he was a pretty good date. After all, we are still going on dates, three kids, and more than 15 years later.”


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The power couple of the NBA

Even after 15 years, the relationship between LeBron and Savannah still stays as strong as ever. Aside from their extraordinary love story, they are a charitable powerhouse. Savannah is an entrepreneur who launched the “I Promise Makeover” event, which provides prom outfits to deprived youth. She’s also a key member of the LeBron James Family Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to their hometown of Akron, Ohio. Savannah even has a mentorship program called “Women of Our Future“, which continues to inspire and empower young women.

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Their path together, from high school to becoming a power couple, illustrates the strength of love and teamwork. Their dedication to family, community, and one another continues to motivate and impact many people’s lives.


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Written by:

Dhruv Shastry


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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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Edited by:

Saumya Khanduja