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01/03/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

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What a pair — and what a pear! LeBron James proposed to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on New Year’s Eve, and over the weekend, the lucky lady flashed her brand-new bling: a pear-shaped diamond flanked by two glimmering baguettes.

James — whose salary will top $16 million this season — popped the question during a celebratory dinner at SL nightclub at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. The couple’s children, LeBron Jr., 7, and Bryce, 4, were on hand to celebrate with mom and dad, too.

“It was so sweet to watch,” a rep for Remy Martin V, who hosted the dinner, tells PEOPLE. “Everyone is extremely happy.”

The party, co-hosted by Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and his girlfriend Gabrielle Union, was also a belated birthday celebration for James, who turned 27 the day before. Heat star Chris Bosh (who tied the knot lavishly in July) and Queen Latifah were also on the guest list of 60 friends and family members.

“A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she’s that,” James told Harper’s Bazaar of Brinson in 2010. “She’s got my back, and I love her for that.”

–Kate Hogan, with reporting by Linda Marx

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Savannah Brinson Shows Off the $300K Engagement Ring LeBron James Gave Her [PHOTO] | GossipOnThis.com on

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GuesT on

So 1980’s

Geit on

At least is a “real” Black Man that figured it would be the right thing to do and that is marry is BLACK QUEEN and keep the money where it really should be!

Marky on

To those of you complaining because he referred to her as his “sidekick”, let me tell you for sure; I believe he has the right idea about what a person actually NEEDS in a life-partner or spouse. After many years of marriage, I can say (with confidence) that the glue that holds a marriage together is love and a deep abiding friendship that makes you know in your heart that everything you do, everywhere you go, and every meal you eat is better because you share it with that person. They truly are your “sidekick” that you want to share it all with, and you know that no matter what you face, no matter what changes take place in your lives, you would rather spend time with that person than anyone else in the world. My spouse is now disabled, and our lives are drastically changed, but I would rather spend every day with my “sidekick”, who I love beyond words (just as he loves me), more than anyone else!

RP on

Very nice Marky! My “sidekick” lost his battle with cancer in July. He needed my constant care for the last 3 years…and as hard as it was, I wouldn’t give up one second of that time with him. I also would do it all over again just to have him home with me.

Debbie on

I don’t care if he’s engaged.

Please, LeBron, come back to Cleveland!!!!

RP on

Debbie…Cleveland doesn’t want him anymore. He’s a d-o-u-c-h-e!

Savannah Brinson Shows Off the $300K Engagement Ring LeBron James Gave Her [PHOTO] | Celebs, News and Gossips on

[...] was so sweet to watch,” a rep for Remy Martin V, who hosted the dinner, told People.com. “Everyone is extremely [...]

Gloria on

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE!!

nikki on

@truth and rest of these jealous witches. Whats with you and everyone else and this marriage thing. Not being married does not mean single parent. I am not married and I have a wonderful relationship with my boyfriend and our kids. When WE, NOT YOU, think we are ready we will get married. and our children are not a problem to society because we didnt get this piece of paper to say we are married. you sound like some hypocrites i used to see in church. love to judge and use thier own convictions against others. i hope if you are married, you are as happy and your relationship is as wonderful as mine.

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