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Maverick Carter, LeBron James’ business manager since 2006, admitted to betting on NBA games through an illegal bookie, according to The Washington Post.
Carter admitted to betting on games in a November 2021 interview with federal agents investigating bookie Wayne Nix, per The Washington Post. Carter told agents he couldn’t recall placing any bets on the Lakers, who James has been playing for since 2018.
Carter told investigators that he placed around 20 bets on football and basketball games over a one-year span, with individual bets ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
“Mr. Carter was not the target of the investigation, cooperated, was never charged, and never contacted again on the matter,” a spokesperson for James and Carter told The Washington Post.
The spokesperson also said Carter’s bets have nothing to do with James.
The NBA bans players for gambling on league games but there are no rules in place for agents or business managers.