LeBron James Engaged to Savannah Brinson Is Just Latest Attempt to Be Like Mike
But James was not the first basketball star to propose to his girlfriend this past week. Michael Jordan got engaged to his longtime boo Yvette Prieto on Christmas.
Was this just another example of LeBron copying His Airness? Let's look at the facts.
The No. 23
The most obvious way that LeBron has copied Jordan in the past has been his number 23.
Even though James switched to No. 6 when he joined the Heat, it's not like Mike hasn't done that before either.
Rocking the Nikes
When LeBron came to the NBA out of high school, there was little doubt in anybody's mind who he was going to sign with. It was Nike all the way.
Of course, Michael Jordan was the reason that kids LeBron's age grew up idolizing the swoosh and the Jordans. It was only natural that he would follow in those footsteps instead of going his own way like, say, Dwyane Wade, who went with Converse as soon as he got to the NBA.
The Bad Hairline
Everyone loves to talk about how bad LeBron's hairline is and how obvious it is that he's going bald, but as Terez Owens points out, Michael Jordan originally had a much worse hairline than Bron Bron.
Let's just put it this way: Jordan didn't go bald just for funsies. The question now is just how long is LeBron going to hang onto whatever hair he has left before he eventually goes chrome dome like MJ?
Got a Sidekick
No offense to Dwyane Wade, but LeBron is the man in that partnership. Last season was an adjustment period, but this year it's clear: LeBron is the alpha dog.
So even though Wade has way more star status than Scottie Pippen, let's not discount just how good Pip was. There are worse things in the world than being compared to him.
Jordan had his sidekick handed to him; LeBron had to go find his. But either way, once LeBron finally wins a title (and it will happen), it will be because he finally got help with an elite running mate.
Just like Mike.
Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend on Major Holiday
The coincidence is just too much to ignore. Jordan gets married out of nowhere on Christmas and LeBron comes right behind him and gets engaged out of nowhere on New Year's Eve and at his birthday party.
Okay, in all honesty it probably is just a coincidence. I'm assuming Bron had been planning this for a while, but it still looks funny seeing him come behind Michael Jordan once more.
If it's any consolation to James, while MJ went first on most everything and has six rings to LeBron's zero, at least Bron is a much better dresser.