“First Take” can be quite filled with hot air on a daily, but this was just a little too much.
On Monday’s edition of the popular ESPN show, Max Kellerman seemingly tried and failed to cover up his farting by coughing throughout the broadcast, while he and Stephen A. Smith discussed Kevin Durant’s ejection in Game 1 of the Warriors’ playoff series against the Clippers. It didn’t work.
Max heard the noise from social media and has since responded to the accusations:
Max Kellerman has been outed for farting his way through a debate Monday on the ESPN morning show, at times trying to cough to cover up the noise while other times acting like nothing was wrong.
While he and Stephen A. Smith traded barbs over Kevin Durant’s ejection in Game 1 of the Warriors’ playoff series against the Clippers, Kellerman could purportedly be heard farting seven times during a six-and-a-half minute segment, a Reddit user discovered. Kellerman tried to clear his throat twice in the process, one more obvious than the other.
The crew on ESPN’s “Dan Le Batard Show” tried to get to the bottom of the story on Tuesday, but Kellerman denied he was the offender.
“Right before I got off the set I saw this, right before the last commercial break, and I tried to listen for it and I couldn’t hear it,” Kellerman said. “Even just now when you played it, I couldn’t hear it. But let’s say there was that noise, I don’t know who dealt it. It wasn’t me, that’s all I can tell you.”
The world will never know…