26 de junio de 2019
Hispanic World

LeBron James free to pick any team this summer in possible move

Houston, United States, Jun 14 (efe-epa).- The Golden State Warriors on Thursday continued to savor their victory in the 2018 NBA Finals - their third title in the last four years - as all eyes were on LeBron James, who played for the runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers and is being sought by all the teams after dropping hints about a possible move.

Houston, United States, Jun 14 (efe-epa).- The Golden State Warriors on Thursday continued to savor their victory in the 2018 NBA Finals - their third title in the last four years - as all eyes were on LeBron James, who played for the runners-up Cleveland Cavaliers and is being sought by all the teams after dropping hints about a possible move.

James, 33, has the option to change his team for the third time in his career, and can become an unrestricted free agent though an early termination option in his contract to choose where and with whom he wants to play, among the 30 teams in the league.

James himself has not given any clue regarding his possible choices, but the NBA circuit is abuzz with speculation, rumors and analysis regarding his possible choice.

Dwayne Wade, LeBron's close friend and former teammate during his Miami Heat years, said that the search for another league title would not be the star's only consideration and other factors, such as family, friends and even political commitments could also influence the decision.

In recent years, James has been vocal on issues such as police brutality, school shootings and discrimination against minority groups in the United States.

He returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 despite enjoying a lot of success with the Miami Heat - winning two of his three NBA titles there - and delivered on his promise to give his home city Ohio its first championship in 2016 after famously overturning a 1-3 deficit in the Finals with the Warriors.

James has reportedly had disagreements with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman about the functioning of the team.

He no longer has anything to prove, with three titles to his credit and his legacy already secure, and he can consider the move with more freedom than ever during his career.

The future of his elder son Bronny, 13, who has already shown promise as a basketball player, including his training and development, could be a consideration.

The family's opinions on where they want to live also hold weight as James would not want a repeat of 2010, when he had to leave his wife Savannah and their children in Ohio while moving to Miami.

The Washington Wizards has been touted a possible stop for the star, as the team is based in the national capital in addition to having an impressive line-up.

Sources close to the four-time MVP have said that a move to Washington DC could be a real option for him, both for off-court reasons such as a wider political reach and also as a launch pad to fight for more titles.

Histórico de noticias
Bolivia seeking soccer-talented boy who appeared on social network video

La Paz, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- An unnamed boy's talent for soccer and his desire to help the poorest in society, as captured in a video being shared on the...

Pence launches "Latinos for Trump" coalition in Miami

Miami, Jun 21 (efe-epa).- US Vice President Mike Pence launched this Tuesday in Miami a Latino coalition that will campaign for the reelection of President...

Sustainable tourism and renewable energy are keys for LatAm growth

By Alfonso Fernandez

Octogenarian holds most swimming records in Mexico

By Salma Kaufman R.

Bolsonaro's legacy of Japanese jokes may cloud G20 summit in Japan

Sao Paulo, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is traveling to Japan on Tuesday night for the G20 summit and among his baggage is a...

WhatsApp to stop supporting Android 2.3.7 and iOS 7 in 2020

San Francisco, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday that it would no longer support devices using the Android 2.3.7 operating system...

Trump denies raping woman in 1990s

Washington, Jun 25 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump has denied allegations that he raped E. Jean Carroll in the 1990s, saying in an interview published...

Brazil 2019 adds to Ecuador's woes at Copa America

Guayaquil (Ecuador), Jun 25 (efe-epa).- Ecuador's exit from the 2019 Copa America first round is the most recent episode of the team's failure at the...

Bolivia calls violence against women a national emergency

By Yolanda Salazar

Ecuador-Japan 1-1 draw gives Paraguay ticket to Copa America quarter-finals

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Ecuador and Japan squandered the possibility of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Copa America tournament...

Gates expects investment in climate innovation fund to reach $2.5 bn by 2021

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- Microsoft founder Bill Gates said here Monday that he expects the fund he established to invest in energy solutions to...

Future of LatAm development depends on sustainability

By Alfonso Fernandez

US tutor cares for kids whose parents might be deported

Miami, Jun 24(efe-epa).- Activist Nora Sandigo, who legally tutors a class of more than 1,500 children of undocumented immigrants in the US to keep them out...

Trump: Kim Jong-un sent me birthday congratulations in letter

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently sent him birthday congratulations in a...

Trump imposes sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump signed Monday an executive order imposing financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah...

Mark T. Esper takes over at Pentagon after Shanahan steps down

Washington, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The former secretary of the Army, Mark T. Esper, on Monday took over as acting defense secretary, replacing Patrick Shanahan,...

Mexican gov't takes charge of seaweed response

Mexico City, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The Mexican government is dealing with the mass of sargassum seaweed piling up on its Caribbean beaches as a problem of...

Bogota, Jun 24 (efe-epa).- The 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which begins later this week in the northwestern...

Brazil coach faces the challenge of winning without Casemiro

Porto Alegre (Brazil), Jun 24 (efe-epa).- During the three years Tite has spent training the Brazil national team, his team has only lost two games but...

Colombia continues perfect Copa America record, besting Paraguay 1-0

By Gabriel Briceño Fernandez

Argentina downs Qatar 2-0 in Copa America, moves to quarterfinals

Porto Alegre, Brazil, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Argentina downed Qatar 2-0 on Sunday on goals by Lautaro Martinez and Sergio "Kun" Aguero, thus moving to the...

Colombia land disputes pose grave risks for social leaders

Bogota, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Land disputes and the power vacuum existing after the demobilization of the FARC guerrillas is putting the public and social...

Uruguay holds last practice before taking on Chile in Copa America

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jun 23 (efe-epa).- Uruguay is holding its last practice session on Sunday before taking on Chile in a match that will determine who...

Mexico is fertile ground for proliferation of sects

By Ines Amarelo