lebron james & savannah brinson

LeBron & Savannah

*What a way to end the year and start the year!

Friday (12-30-11) was LeBron James’ 27th birthday and on Saturday, New Year’s eve, the NBA superstar threw himself a party and also used the occasion to propose to longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson.

And the answer to what you’re thinking is … yes, she said YES.

Cue the congratulatory Tweets:

Happy for my brother @KingJames and sis @SavannahRB on their engagement!!! Extremely happy for them and the good times to come,” Clippers point guard Chris Paul tweeted.

Heat team owner Micky Arison added his congratulations, tweeting “Congrats to Lebron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys.”

CONGRATS are in order!! 2012 has already come in w/a BANG!! Congrats to @KingJames and @SavannahRB on their engagement!! We love u guys!!” is what LaLa Vasquez, Mrs. Carmelo Anthony, tweeted

If you don’t know their history, James and Brinson have been dating since high school. They have two boys together – LeBron Jr., who is seven, and Bryce, who is four.

Check out the photos from the soiree below.

lebron james & savannah brinson

This photo captures the moment LeBron asked for Savannah's hand.

lebron james (b-day-cakes)

Devine Delicacies (Miami) provided LeBron's birthday cakes