LeBron James has been one of the biggest role models in the world for the last 20 years. The multiple-time All-Star’s presence has been monumental for the NBA as well. He changed the game in various aspects and caused the entire NBA fanbase to shift focus away from Michael Jordan, the league’s GOAT. James has always rooted for positive change, be it on the court or in society.
His son, Bronny James has become extremely popular over the last few years. Being under the mentorship of his father, Bronny transitioned into one of the biggest high school athletes there are today. However, being in the spotlight draws a lot of negative criticism. It isn’t something James Sr. hasn’t faced either. Pictures of Bronny and his rumored girlfriend recently went viral. Fans criticized him for dating a white female.
Bronny James Chrome Hearts outfit for prom pic.twitter.com/zmKoqPNRaz
— Episodes (@episodesent) May 22, 2023
Peyton Gelfuso is the girl James Jr. is allegedly dating. Gelfuso studied with Bronny at Sierra Canyon and is known to be a great tennis player as well. She is a growing social media personality with around 50,000 followers on Instagram. Not everybody was accepting of the fact that Bronny James is dating a white American girl. While it’s up for debate whether Bronny is right or wrong, a picture of LeBron attending prom with a white woman resurfaced on the internet.
LeBron James at prom in 1987 vs Bronny James at prom in 2023 😳🤯
The King and his glorious prince are the most dapper prom goers in NBA history. 👑🔥 pic.twitter.com/GLV5o0RqOw
— Suspect Sports (@suspect_sports) May 24, 2023
The picture was of LeBron James standing beside a white female in his prom picture. Fans used this against LeBron and Bronny while passing some explicitly racist comments. However, there is no hard evidence that proves Bronny is officially dating Peyton. However, this is the second time he’s attended prom with her. His mother, Savannah has shared images of them that revealed their relationship to the world.
Who did LeBron James date in high school?
Regarding the woman in his prom picture, nobody knows who she is or why James took her to his high school prom. But the 4x NBA Champion dated Savannah Brinson. They met while they studied at neighboring high schools. Savannah was a cheerleader for Buchtel High School while LeBron was a star athlete at St. Vincent St. Mary’s School.
5. LeBron James and Savannah Brinson? They’re high school sweethearts who have been together since long before James became an NBA superstar. They got engaged in 2011 and married in 2013. They have three children together. pic.twitter.com/RuwNSaUTJJ
— QЦΣƧI MOUNT (@iampapaquesi__) June 13, 2022
Savannah was 16 when they met and James was 17, a year away from being drafted in the NBA. They married each other in 2013 but they conceived Bronny much earlier. Bronny was born in 2004, a year after LeBron James made his professional debut. Bronny is following in his father’s footsteps, career-wise. He is projected to be the No.1 overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.