Lebron James family man: The dad says thinking about his kids drew him to Cleveland

Lebron James says he is expecting a girl and has two boys--family made him want to come home

By Glenn Selig
Posted on Jul 11, 2014 - 4:24pm

CLEVELAND (Daddyhood.net)  
Lebron James expecting a daughter played a big role in him choosing to return to Cleveland.

Lebron James expecting a daughter played a big role in him choosing to return to Cleveland, he tells Sports Illustrated in an exclusive interview.

He may be known as King James. But perhaps we should start calling him Lebron James family man.

Though widely known as an amazing basketball player, Lebron James defines himself as a family man.

With this decision to make the move back to Cleveland from Miami, it’s clear that the priorities in life have changed. Lebron James is expecting a girl. He’s about to be a dad… again. And with two boys already, he says in thinking about where he wants to raise his family, he decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He made the announcement in an exclusive with Sports Illustrated.

“I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl,” he told SI. “I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.”

Here’s more of what Lebron James family man told SI:

When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl.

I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

The reactions on social media that Lebron James is coming home has been non-stop. Apparently no hard-feelings linger from when James betrayed Cleveland and moved to Miami.

Lebron James married his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, in 2013 in San Diego, Calif.

James, 29, was born in Akron, Ohio and attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

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Glenn Selig

Glenn Selig is a dad of two, the founder & publisher of Daddyhood and Daddyhood.net. He is also president/CEO of Selig Multimedia, Inc.
Email: gselig@seligmultimedia.com