Max Kellerman spoke nothing about the facts today on ESPN’s First Take and earned praised from Black Twitter while at the same had MAGA land throwing fits.’
Following the epic night in sports that saw the Milwaukee Bucks players decide to boycott their game five playoff matchup against the Orlando Magic down in the bubble in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, you know the First Take crew would tackle the subject. While Stephen A. Smith did throw his support for the players and their decision, Max Kellerman took things a step further, which earned him praise and hate at the same damn time.
Speaking on the Black athletes deciding to not play any professional sports Kellerman accurately stated:
“Black life has always been cheap in this country, and it’s time it starts getting more expensive.”
Oh, and he wasn’t done either. Speaking on how SEC football not being played more than likely wouldn’t change Trump’s base minds when it comes to voting, Kellerman disagreed with that notion. He explained because the so-called president would just shift blame, and plus, they “seem to be susceptible to very low-quality information and easy to propagandize and almost immune to facts.”
His statement read in full:
“You made the argument a couple weeks ago, you thought if SEC football wasn’t played that could swing the general election because people in Trump’s base would be very upset that they didn’t have football. Which is practically a religion down there, I disagreed because he would simply shift blame because the pandemic is raging. They seem to be susceptible to very low-quality information and easy to propagandize and almost immune to facts. Because, as Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s advisor, said, they have alternative facts. If they stay in their propaganda silos — like the Fox News propaganda silo — it wouldn’t matter what happened because they’d say the handling of the pandemic has been great. The handling of the pandemic has been the worst in the industrialized democratic world, by far. By far, in the United States, at a federal level, it’s been a disaster. And as a result, we’re dealing with this pandemic. And yet I didn’t think that would affect voters because the blame would be shifted.”
Where is the damn lie?
Of course, those who live in the upside-down, AKA, MAGA land didn’t take to kindly to Kellerman telling it like it is and is BIG MAD that the ESPN personality basically told the truth about them.
Well, like they say, the truth hurts. Max’s invite to the cookout as far as we’re concerned is a lifetime one. As a matter of fact, we will gladly take Max Kellerman over Terry “Tap Dancing” Crews any day. You can peep more reactions to Max Kellerman speaking the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth below.
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I’d like to trade Terry Crews (again) and 2 jars of Hellmans Mayonnaise for Max Kellerman in the Urban American Draft.. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/wqDfy9W9P6— Bobby J. Coleman (@BobbyJOnline) August 27, 2020
2. Sad but true.
It annoys me that Max Kellerman has to always school Stephen A. on black issues.— Nat 🇯🇲 (@NourishedByNat) August 27, 2020
3. Excellent question.
Max Kellerman said SEC fans are dumb rednecks who easily believe propaganda....where is the lie?— Poolside Saul (@BsampleBloke) August 27, 2020
4. Oh , they mad about this.
ESPN's Max Kellerman calls SEC football fans stupid and "easy to propagandize and almost immune to facts."— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 27, 2020
Why the hell did he think going on national TV and calling a large portion of the country dumb was a smart idea? pic.twitter.com/I2kqxg2uXg
5. He been down.
Max Kellerman has always been that dude. He used to Rap in his old days. pic.twitter.com/gT4oOycNy1— Andrew Wiggins Fan club😈 (@andrewwiggie) August 27, 2020
7. LOL Terrell Owens told no lies.
Never forget when TO told Stephen A smith that Max kellerman was blacker than him 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Bk87EYdVve— Kevinxnt 🇭🇹 (@nolimitjtx) August 27, 2020
8. He damn sure did
Max Kellerman woke up with something to say this morning. https://t.co/j2OqUUwtzq— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Travon) August 27, 2020
9. Get it done!
The black delegation proposes a trade to the white delegation. Terry Crews for Max Kellerman pic.twitter.com/T20rmQnORC— Winston A. Marshall 🗣 NO 🎄 TILL AFTER 🦃 (@TheSwaggyBlerd) August 27, 2020
10. BIG FACTS
Max Kellerman basically said the trump supporters in the SEC are stupid and will believe anything he says, that’s big facts— Norf Metro Ro 🇨🇻 (@RoThaFro) August 27, 2020
11. Larry Johnson is a whole clown.
Sin & our own generational curses made us cheap In Spirit.— Larry Johnson (@2LarryJohnson7) August 27, 2020
Our melanin is worth more than Gold.
“I know thy works and tribulation, BUT THOU ART RICH...”
Who is Max Kellerman to put a price on Yah’s chosen people? - Don’t answer that, it’s not my day to be suspended.... yet. https://t.co/srT9Cw5Qnf
My boy Max Kellerman got you maga bitches maaaaaaddddd😂😂CRY ABOUT IT🥱— LongLiveZay💙♿️ (@soufsidety) August 27, 2020
Whole lotta stupid people mad that Max Kellerman called them stupid. pic.twitter.com/h5Y4Wyvjfl— J🌹🌹🌹 (@collectorking) August 27, 2020
Max Kellerman speaks truth: "Black life has always been cheap in this country and it’s time it starts getting more expensive."— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) August 27, 2020
It's long past overdue for our entire country to acknowledge that white privilege has used up all its credit.pic.twitter.com/gtCuwX5qxk