Max watched all the Selmon kids grow up and counseled most of them, and when he had his department store he extended the Selmon family credit. "They always paid me back," he says. When LeRoy was born, the ninth Selmon child, Lucious Selmon told Max he didn't know how he would manage, the cost of living being what it was.
"Lucious," said Max, "the thing you ought to do is quit having children."
Which is what Lucious did.
And Barry Switzer says if he'd known Max Silverman then he would have told him to please keep his big mouth shut.