Ted Cruz Defeated Jimmy Kimmel in the “Blobfish Basketball Classic”
JIMMY KIMMEL filmed his one-on-one basketball game against Senator TED CRUZ on Saturday. And the highlights will be shown on TONIGHT’S episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.
But SPOILER ALERT. . . we know what happens.
Cruz defeated Kimmel 11 to 9 in the so-called ‘Blobfish Basketball Classic,’ which was held on Ted’s home turf . . . Texas Southern University’s arena in Houston.
In a teaser video, Kimmel takes a shot at Cruz, saying, quote, “Did you spend more time this week practicing basketball than trying to get those kids out of that detention center?” Ted responded by mocking Hollywood.
#KimmelvsCruz MONDAY NIGHT! pic.twitter.com/H8GIuhH5bI
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) June 17, 2018
Watch #KimmelvsCruz MONDAY night! #BlobfishBasketballClassic pic.twitter.com/5cuT8wbAEp
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) June 18, 2018
If you don’t watch “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, this whole thing started when Jimmy mocked Ted’s facial expressions at a Houston Rockets game. So Cruz challenged Kimmel to a game of one-on-one. He said, quote, “The loser gives $5,000 to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice.”
.@jimmykimmel All right, Big Guy…you talk a good game. You besmirched my support for the @HoustonRockets 🤨 So let’s settle this man-to-man: one-on-one, hoops (or “ring-ball,” if you prefer). The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice. https://t.co/BWvAP5VOtM
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 31, 2018
Ted played for Generation One, which focuses on early childhood education, and Kimmel played for the Texas Children’s Hospital. In the end, they both pledged $10,000 to their opponent’s charity.
Afterward, Cruz said that the real winners were the charities.
The winner tonight? @generation1TX and @TexasChildrens
Support them below:
Generation One: https://t.co/w1DSdwizi1
Texas Children’s: https://t.co/qtF1BnAvLI pic.twitter.com/gVCKirPHxz
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 17, 2018