Savannah Brinson, LeBron James' longtime girlfriend, isn't overly excited about James' recent decision to move to Miami. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she says Miami is "not my favorite place. Vacationing there is great. You go for three days and get some sun and it's time to go home."
She goes on to say "We're not complaining," even though it sure sounds like she just was. "It will definitely be an adjustment, but we'll make it. Whatever LeBron felt was comfortable, I'm with him. I just love him so much."
James, 25, and Brinson, 24, have been together since they were in high school, and have two children - LeBron Junior, 5, and Bryce, 3 - but they're in no hurry to get married.
Well, Savannah would like to, but she says she's not going to push the man she describes as her "soul mate" into a wedding. "I've definitely not put a fire under his ass," she tells Harper's Bazaar. "We're really comfortable with the way things are now. And it's not up to me. When it happens, it happens. If we do it, I want it to be forever."
This quote from James, also in Harper's Bazaar, might illuminate why he's not in a rush to put a ring on Brinson's finger: "A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she's that. She's got my back, and I love her for that."
While, yes, he does profess his love for her, a "soul mate" isn't exactly the same as a "sidekick," which seems like more of an "assistant" role. Does James see Brinson as his equal, or is their relationship -- in his mind -- all about him? Judging from this quote, it certainly seems like he's calling the shots, and she accepts The Decisions.
She may have his back, but does he have hers? Was she consulted about the move to Miami -- or was it simply dictated to her?
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