Ted Cruz Challenged Jimmy Kimmel. Now a Date for the ‘Blobfish Basketball Classic’ is Set.

There is an alleged actual date for the much trash-talked Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel match-up. Speaking to TMZ earlier this week, the Texas senator said “it’s gonna be a week from Saturday and I am looking forward to it,” making the date June 16. The game is also going to be a charity event, according to Cruz. “The terms of the challenge, you know Jimmy Kimmel was making fun of my Rockets for losing and blaming me for their loss, I challenged him to one-on-one and the loser has to give $5000 to the non-political charity of the winner’s choice,” Cruz said while walking the halls of Capitol Hill. It all started when Cruz challenged Kimmel on Twitter. Kimmel said he would do it if everyone wore very short shorts. For once, Cruz was the voice of reason. The two continued to hammer out the dress code until finally they thankfully dropped the talk of revealing clothes. Kimmel then officially accepted the challenge on the air, with a bit of trash talk. “You really wanna play basketball against a talk-show host?” Kimmel taunted. “You already lost an election to a reality show host. Isn’t that enough?” Now, it appears the basketball game may actually be a real thing. Responding to Cruz’s TMZ interview, Kimmel had more trash talk but confirmed the date. “I know what you’re trying to do, Lying Ted. You’re trying to turn the fans against me because you say I made fun of the Rockets,” Kimmel said. “I did not make fun of the Rockets. I made fun of you pretending to be a fan of the Rockets — and for looking like a greasy blobfish while you did it.” He added the so-called “The Blobfish Basketball Classic” would, indeed, take place on June 16, noting, “I look forward to one of us making a difference in kids’ lives, and I have a feeling it’s gonna be me.” Watch above via TMZ and ABC. [image via screengrab]

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