ESPN’s Max Kellerman suggested on Tuesday that Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald “might” be destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Let’s just say ESPN’s Max Kellerman had a bad day. Before spouting off that Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald might be a Hall of Famer, he argued with Stephen A. Smith about former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
He suggested Bryant was not as good as Toronto Raptors star Kwahi Leonard. But he wasn’t going to let that be his only bad take of the day. The idea that Fitz may not destined for Canton, Ohio is ridiculous and shouldn’t have to be repeated but apparently for Kellerman, it does.
In fact it is such a bad take, it is shocking no one cut to commercial to make sure Kellerman was alright, make sure he didn’t need to go to the emergency room. This was not a good day for Kellerman on ESPN’s “First Take”. Unfortunately these will not be his last takes.
People have bad days, off days. We all do. But this was on another level. Here’s a guy about to play in his 16th season in the NFL.
Players don’t stick around that long because it’s fun to pay and play average players. No, they stick around because they offer value. In Fitz’s case it can be argued no one else has ever provided as much value to the Cardinals organization.
Fitz is second all-time in reception yardage. He will become second all-time in receptions with 23 more in 2019. Only Jerry Rice was better.
Kellerman not only said he “might” make the Hall of Fame but that he is “like a Vince Carter” (Atlanta Hawks guard/forward). Just wow.
He thinks Fitz is a maybe because of “longevity”. Again, in the NFL, players don’t stick around this long just because. In the NBA, good players can stay that long but don’t necessarily have to be great.
It would have been easy to bypass this issue like all the other non-sense being spewed about Cardinals personnel the last few days but this needed to be said. Kellerman needed to be called out. Awful take Max.