Maverick Carter, LeBron James' Manager, Sued for False Imprisonment
The woman, 19-year-old Vaneisha Robinson, was previously a suspect in the theft of the $10,000 pendant (seen at right), which features Lebron's moniker "King James" and his jersey number while a Cavalier, 23. James changed numbers this season when moving to the Miami Heat as a free agent. He now wears No. 6.
Robinson claims that after Carter found out she had the pendant, he arranged a meeting with LeBron at an Akron home. James would then make Robinson an offer for the pendant, which Carter said had been stolen.
Instead, Robinson alleges it was all a set-up to have the pendant forcefully taken from her. She says James was never present at the house, but 8-9 others were. TMZ reports that Robinson's suit alleges the group kept her in the house against her will until she'd hand over the pendant. She is suing for $500,000 in damages.
Carter apparently found out about Robinson's possession of the pendant after she appeared on a local news broadcast for a story on the jewelry's surprisingly high value. Robinson had been trying to sell the piece on eBay.