LeBron James’ Manager Maverick Carter Admits to Betting on NBA Games Through Illegal Sportsbook, Washington Post Reports

Maverick Carter, LeBron James’ manager and business partner, told federal agents in 2021 that he had bet on NBA games through an illegal sportsbook, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Maverick Carter, manager y business partner of the star Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron Jamestold federal agents in 2021 that he had bet on NBA games through a illegal betting houseThe Washington Post reported Thursday.

In his November 2021 admission, Carter told federal agents that he “did not remember placing any bets on the Lakers” and denied making bets by others, according to a report summarizing the interview reviewed by the Post.

“In 2021, and before 38 states and the District of Columbia legalized sports bets, Maverick Carter was interviewed only once by federal authorities about his investigation into Wayne Nix“said Adam Mendelsohn, a spokesman for Carter and LeBron James, in a statement to the office. “Mr. Carter was not the target of the investigation, he cooperated, was never charged and was never contacted about the matter again.”

LeBron James has had plenty of success over his career against the LA Clippers. AP Photo/Ryan Sun

According to the report reviewed by the Post, Carter said he placed approximately 20 bets on football and basketball games over the course of a year, with each bet ranging between $5,000 and $10,000.

The NBA prohibits players, team officials and league officials from betting on league games, and the National Basketball Players Association also includes agents in its rule, but neither group includes business managers.

Wayne Nix, a former minor league baseball player, pleaded guilty in April 2022 to conspiracy to operate an illegal sports betting business and filing a false tax return. Prosecutors said the operation Wayne Nix lasted two decades and included current and former professional athletes as clients or employees, including Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, according to the Post, and former MLB outfielder Yasiel Puig, who changed his plea to not guilty on one count. of lying to law enforcement officials about sports betting he conducted with an illegal gambling operator.

Puig’s trial is scheduled for January.

2023-11-30 22:39:13
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