LeBron James and Savannah Brinson are engaged

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - One day after celebrating his birthday, Miami Heat star LeBron James has reportedly gotten engaged.

James, who on Friday turned 27, reportedly rang in the New Year by giving his girlfriend Savannah Brinson an engagement ring.

James popped the question at the Shelborne Hotel on Miami Beach during a private dinner. The couple, who have two children together, LeBron Jr (7 years old) and Bryce (4), have dated since high school.

Word of the engagement spread fast and Twitter messages of congratulations popped up throughout night, according to the paper.

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

Heat team owner Micky Arison: "Congrats to Lebron. @KingJames and Savannah so happy 4 u guys."

Following the engagement, James was surprised with a tremendous birthday cake with "LJ" on the top, adding to the celebrations. While making her way through the crowd, Queen Latifa, Gloria James, and James shared a quick group hug, causing a huge traffic jam.