Maverick Carter admitted to betting on NBA games through an illegal bookie, according to federal law enforcement records.

Carter is the longtime manager and business partner of LeBron James.

Carter made the admission during a November 2021 interview with federal agents investigating bookie Wayne Nix, who has since pleaded guilty to charges stemming fromhis role running a sprawling offshore sports-betting ring. 

“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,” the spokesman, Adam Mendelsohn, said in a statement. “Mr. Carter was not the target of the investigation, cooperated, was never charged, and never contacted again on the matter.”

Carter and his attorneys told investigators, the records show, that he placed approximately 20 bets on football and basketball games over the course of a year, with each bet ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. 

As a business manager, Carter is not barred from betting on the NBA.