LeBron James’ longtime agent, Maverick Carter, is generating headlines this Thursday after admitting to using an illegal bookie to bet on NBA games, information he shared with federal agents.
Adam Mendelsohn, a spokesperson for Carter, confirmed his interview with federal agents in November of 2021, emphasizing that Carter was not the target of the investigation, cooperated fully, was never charged, and was never contacted again on the matter.
“In 2021 and before 38 states and the District of Columbia legalized sports betting, Maverick Carter was interviewed a single time by federal law enforcement regarding their investigation into Wayne Nix,” Mendelsohn said. “Mr. Carter was not the target of the investigation, cooperated, was never charged, and never contacted again on the matter.”
Carter, who claimed he could not remember placing any bets on the Lakers during that time, maintains that his NBA wagers have “nothing to do” with the four-time MVP, LeBron James.
This situation highlights the complexities of legal sports gambling and raises concerns about potential manipulation of NBA game outcomes.