Maverick Carter Involved in Shady LeBron Pendant Story

by July 16, 2010

WEWS brings us what was once a feel-good story, but has now turned into a weird and a potential legal headache for Team LeBron: “Just a few days ago, Vaneisha Robinson believed her dreams were about to come true. Robinson paid $5 for a pendant in the shape of LeBron James’ number 23 jersey at a yard sale four years ago. Robinson thought it was costume jewelry until she had it appraised and certified by International Gemological Institute, which said the diamond-studded, gold jewelry was real and valued at nearly $10,000 … On Wednesday, Robinson said she got a phone call that turned her dream into a nightmare. Robinson said it was Katherine L. Powers, the mother of Maverick O. Carter. Carter is the CEO of LeBron James’ marketing company, LRMR. ‘[Powers] said that LeBron James was at her house and they wanted me to come over there. They were going to make me an offer that I couldn’t refuse,’ Robinson said. It turned out the one-of-a-kind pendant belongs to Carter, who claims it was stolen. Robinson said she and her mother went to the Wadsworth house Carter shares with his mother, believing James was going to buy the pendant and give it back to Carter. ‘When I got there, LeBron James was not there. It was about eight or nine other people there,’ Robinson said. ‘They pretty much accused me, they threatened me and they used their authority to they (sic) best ability to get the pendant in their possession.”‘