Kellerman is expected to be removed from ESPN’s “First Take,” the show in which he and Stephen A. Smith verbally battle each other Monday to Friday.
Max Kellerman is reportedly expected to be removed from First Take.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 18, 2021
It will not be the end of Kellerman at ESPN, as he is likely headed for the network’s morning national radio show to be teamed with Keyshawn Johnson. Under the scenario, Kellerman would replace Zubin Mehenti. It is unclear if Jay Williams will remain on the program as it is potentially clashing with his NBA role. If everything goes through, the changes are expected to go through next month.
Kellerman is also likely to have an afternoon TV show with 2 p.m. the anticipated time slot, according to sources. ESPN currently runs “Jalen & Jacoby” and “Highly Questionable” from 2-3 p.m. Those shows could be potentially moved to ESPN2. Kellerman already does a boxing-focused program.
More to come, but in the meantime, enjoy Max’s hottest takes with Stephenn A Smith: