On Monday, Max Kellerman was officially named Skip Bayless' permanent replacement on ESPN morning debate series "First Take."
The departing "SportsNation" host should not be an unknown quantity to any sports fan -- particularly those that love the sweet science. Others still may have taken in the Bronx native elsewhere, whether in the "Rocky" films, "Sharknado" franchise, or even across cable news.
Max's beloved brother Sam Kellerman (pictured, left) was murdered in a most horrifying manner.
A former boxer taken in by Sam slew the promising writer via repeated head blows with a hammer, and then set his apartment on fire. The bipolar James Butler (right) received 29 years for the heinous crime.
After jumping ship from ESPN, Kellerman joined Fox Sports Network, hosting a terrific series called "I, Max." But the show was canceled just a year or so later. Perhaps no one could find Fox Sports Network.
Kellerman soon returned to his boxing roots, primarily with HBO. All the while, the talented blabbermouth has held numerous radio gigs.