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LeBron James, Savannah Brinson send ‘save the date’ cards for Sept. ’13 Calif. wedding

Savannah Brinson and LeBron James smile, which is nice. (Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

With this epic run that he's on — his Miami Heat rolling to 16 straight wins, thanks to his Wednesday night game-winner; his shooting 64 percent for a full month; his continual reminders that when he's doing his thing, everybody else is playing for second place; the way he's making it hard for us to even talk about how good he is at times — it's natural to wonder exactly is freeing up LeBron James to play as well as he has been.

[Related: LeBron's layup lifts Heat to 16th straight win]

As it turns out, there's an easy answer: He finally got finished with the "save the dates" for his upcoming wedding to longtime sweetheart Savannah Brinson. Ask any guy who's ever gotten married — that's a huge weight off your shoulders.

TMZ, as it always does, has the story:

We've obtained a copy of King James' "Save The Date" ... which instructs his friends to block out Friday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 15, for the NBA star's destination wedding to fiancee Savannah Brinson in exotic San Diego, Calif.

The "Save the Date" even came with a fun caricature of Bron, Savannah and their 2 children ... each dressed in their finest wedding outfits. Cute.

Check out the mailer after the jump.

James and Brinson have been together since their high school days back in Akron, Ohio. The couple has two children together — LeBron Jr., 8, and Bryce, 5. (You might know the boys from a pair of recent James tweets — the Heat star recently shared a link to Junior's hoops "highlight reel," and also posted a photo of his boys rocking haircuts that would make Kid-N-Play proud.)

They've been engaged for a little over a year; James popped the question on New Year's Eve 2011, with the Heat off to a 4-0 start to what would wind up being a championship season. (He did so with a ring that reportedly cost $300,000, which means he got off a little light on the whole "three months salary" thing.) It was, as these things often tend to be, a surprise, albeit with a few more high-profile key players than most of our proposal stories tend to feature, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press:

With a number of teammates and close friends looking on, James pulled off a bit of a sneak attack. He and Brinson had discussed marriage in the past, but amid the din of ringing in 2012, she didn't expect the two-time NBA MVP to get on bended knee at that moment.

"It was beautiful," Heat teammate Chris Bosh said. "I told him, 'Good luck.' It was nice. It was real nice." [...]

Heat teammate Dwyane Wade was in charge of holding the ring until the big moment.

"It's very nice," Wade said. "Very nice. They have good taste."

It's nice when things are nice.

Less nice, in TMZ's view — the fact that the nuptials will take place on Yom Kippur, which could pose a problem for the couple's Jewish friends and desired guests. This is a fair point, but also underlines a fundamental truth about wedding planning: You'll never be able to accommodate everybody, so you just have to try to be as mindful as you can and hope for the best.

Here's hoping the weather's nice, LeBron; if you need any suggestions on where to register for gifts, maybe hit up Jay Cutler. I hear he's got some ideas.

Caricatures are a proven winner. (Images via TMZ)

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