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Bookmakers 03 dec 2023 at 05:51

LeBron James' manager is involved in betting with illegal bookmakers

Dean Hall
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LeBron James' manager is involved in betting with illegal bookmakers

The manager of Lakers leader LeBron James, Maverick Carter, admitted that he placed bets on NBA matches through an illegal bookmaker.

Carter himself told federal agents as much as they investigated Wayne Nix, a bookmaker who pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in an offshore sports betting ring.

The manager couldn't remember making any bets on the Lakers and also denied betting on other people. Over the course of a year, he said, he made about 20 bets on football and basketball games, each ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

James' representative, Adam Mendelsohn, declined to answer questions about LeBron, saying Carter's bets had nothing to do with the basketball player.

Separately, we note that the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) prohibits agents from betting on NBA matches, and the league itself prohibits players, team officials and referees from betting.

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