Jimmy Kimmel to Face Senator Ted Cruz in One-on-One Basketball

By Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jun 13th, 2018

It's happening! Jimmy Kimmel of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! is scheduled to face Senator Ted Cruz in a game of one-on-one basketball! Dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic, this clash of champions, or "two out-of-shape white men in their 50s with little-to-no athletic ability" as Jimmy put it, started when Jimmy mentioned a photo Senator Cruz posted on Twitter from Game 7 of the 2018 NBA Western Conference Finals where not only did Cruz's Houston Rockets lose, but Jimmy also remarked on how the Senator resembled a blobfish. Senator Cruz then challenged Jimmy on Twitter to a game of one-on-one basketball and now it's all actually happening this SATURDAY JUNE 16. Watch the clip below for all of the details, including how you can get free tickets to the game at KimmelVsCruz.com while they last!

See the whole history of the Blobfish Classic in the Kimmel vs. Cruz playlist!

Who will come out on top? Tune in MONDAY 11:35|10:35c for the highlights!

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