LeBron James Welcomes Daughter Zhuri Nova

10/27/2014 at 05:45 PM ET

LeBron James Welcomes Daughter Zhuri
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King James now has his own little princess.

LeBron James and wife Savannah welcomed their third child, daughter Zhuri Nova, on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in Akron, Ohio, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The NBA star, 29, who announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat, married his high school sweetheart in September 2013.

The couple are already parents to sons Bryce Maximus, 7, and LeBron Jr., 10.

“A person like myself always needs a great sidekick and a person you can rely on no matter the circumstances. And she’s that,” James told Harper’s Bazaar in 2010. “She’s got my back and I love her for that.”

Newschannel 5 Cleveland was first to report the happy news.

— Sarah Michaud

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Momof four beauties on

I love that LeBron seems to be such a great husband & father: ) It’s nice to know that family oriented men exist in professional sports because the public doesn’t hear about the good ones very often. My son is crazy about him so I’m thankful he can cheer on a good guy!: )

Beth on

How nice that he finally married her three years after his quote to Harper’s in 2010…and 9 years after the birth of his first of three children with her. Nice paycheck now,mama! E I guess we can expect a divorce in the next few years now…

rainbow on

That is awesome that he has been with the same lady. Hopefully it will last and there won’t be any surprise baby mama’s showing up soon.

Carol on

Beth, you sound so stupid!

amyinaoaktown on

Congrats! Glad the baby made it in time for the season opener!

exit82 on

sounds like a nice guy- I remember when he was drafted he bought his momma a hummer- I hope he have a good year with the Cavs-

John Brannen on

Congratulations to the entire James Family. Lebron seems legitimate as a Father and husband. So nice to see that in the professional athlete rank and file. He is so talented and really super person. His wife is quite hot I might add. Go Lebron! Go Cleveland!

Kat on

Zhuri, Bryce Maximus, meh! Why can’t parents start giving their kids normal names? Seems like celebs, even regular people now are trying to outdo each other with weird kid monikers, SMH

lynnie on

Congrats to Lebron and family. My son loves him and we are looking forward to the season!

karen on

Beth, only the white girls do that. This is PURE BLACK ON BLACK LOVE. I know you hate that, because a white girl couldn’t CASH IN.

karen on

Beth, I know your mad that he didn’t let a white girl CASH IN. This is pure BLACK ON BLACK love, I know you gotta hate it SORRY.

Jan on

Congrats to them. But took 10 years and two kids to finally get him to marry her. No big deal. She hung in there long enough….

Lotus on

Was wondering when Savannah would have that baby! Zhuri is such a cute name. Congratulations to the beautiful James family.

Lilah on

Congratulations! Such a beautiful couple!

Marky on

Wow, I used to think the word “jealous” was ridiculous, but seriously, what could be another reason for being so obnoxious about a couple that seems happy, and has 3 precious children? The rude cracks about now she’s got a paycheck? The minute that first baby was born, child support was due, no matter what the salary of the father. My son pays child support for a child born to someone he dated for 2 whole weeks. Fact is, that’s his child and his responsibility, and he knew how to use a condom; if he didn’t, or it failed, that’s his responsibility. Same for these 2. No obnoxious comments are due Mrs. James, period! Shame on those who think there are!

Anonymous on

Kat- No need to be so obnoxious. It just so happens that Zhuri IS a real name, a Swahili one. Obviously honoring her parents’ heritage!

Anonymous on

Oh, and congrats to them!

Court on

How many women is doing on the side? Time will tell — like with the majority of professional athletes — egotistical asses.

mari on

Kate- “Normal” Can you define that? Not everyone wants to be named Bob or Sally.

Casey on

Awwww congrats!!

Christina on

All the people commenting on the hate and jealously, are forgetting that his security guards had to remove his “sideline girlfriends” from entering the wedding and revealing his secrets. He has cheated on her for 10+ years, I wouldn’t call that pure black on black love.

Sunlight on

Just assuming, they probably named their newborn daughter after “disney channel’s tv show(“Jessie”), show character(Zuri) but LeBron and his wife spelled it, zhuri!

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