tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com July 18, 2018


Ted Cruz defeats Jimmy Kimmel in charity basketball game

19 June 2018, 04:30 | Mandy Simon

Aaron Bernstein Reuters

Jimmy v the blobfish Cruz and Kimmel trash-talk before shooting hoops

The game is only allowed to be taped by ABC for Kimmel's show Jimmy Kimmel Live and Ted Cruz's campaign.

"This will be Ted Cruz's second most embarrassing loss to a TV host in recent memory", poked Kimmel Monday.

After comparing Cruz's appearance to that of a blobfish after Game 7 of the Western Conference finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, Kimmel was challenged by the senator to a game of hoops, according to ABC13.

JIMMY KIMMEL: I immediately went online and googled how to guard a blobfish and then.

That's the lesson learned by a humbled Jimmy Kimmel after he faced off against Ted Cruz in a charity basketball game on Saturday, capping off a series of back-and-forth tweeting between the two that began when Kimmel mocked the Texas senator's appearance and ended with the late-night host's crushing defeat.

Kimmel and Cruz likely still don't agree on a lot of things, as evidenced by the tough questions about policy that Kimmel lobbed at Cruz throughout the game, but they were still able to come together and deal with their beef in a positive way that benefited others. "I wanted to humiliate him in front of his people he loves most", the comedian jokingly continued.


For what it's worth, Cruz reportedly won 11-9.

'If I lose I'm not going home. Kimmel is playing for Texas Children's Hospital and Cruz is playing for Generation One, a Houston education charity. And in case you were wondering, there was no shortage of smack talk. "The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner's choice".

Kimmel accepted the challenge saying, 'I'll accept on one condition.

That idea didn't fly for Cruz, with him tweeting in response: "NOBODY wants to see that".

CRUZ: Under no circumstances will Kimmel dunk on me. "I still think you're a bad senator".



Other News

loading...
loading...

Trending Now

Who gained and who lost what from the Trump-Kim summit
The pledge, absent from the joint statement Trump signed with Kim, appeared to come as news to both South Korea and the Pentagon. He added that the vice president "went on to say while this readiness training and exchanges will occur, war games will not".

Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal Pleads Not Guilty To Ball Tampering Charge
Play started two hours later in St Lucia, following lengthy discussions between match referee Javagal Srinath and Sri Lanka's coaching staff.

North Korean state media hails Kim-Trump summit success
Hannity talks to the President off-camera regularly and Trump makes regular appearances on Fox News programs like "Fox & Friends" and "Justice with Judge Jeanine".

Birkir Bjarnason and Hordur Magnusson hold Lionel Messi and Argentina
However, against the run of play in the 23rd minute, Iceland pushed forward through Birkir Bjarnason and Aron Gunnarsson . A draw does Argentina no favours with Nigeria and Croatia - two harder opponents on paper than Iceland - to come.

Scott majors run intact ... but only just
Today was a bit of a grind but somehow I've snuck through. "I played really nice this morning but it was tougher this afternoon". He's qualified for next week's US Open, a day after finishing in a share of eighth place at the European Tour's Italian Open.

'World is watching' as leaders fly in for historic Singapore summit
The North Korean autocrat's every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists up until he shakes hands with Mr Trump. The meeting marks a sharp turnaround in the status of Mr Kim from worldwide pariah to global player.

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects G7 criticism, stresses cooperation
Despite tensions in the US-Russia relationship, Putin did not rule out the possibility of a meeting with Trump. Its member states also include four former Soviet Central Asian republics, Pakistan and India.

Vienna being considered as venue for possible Putin-Trump summit
Trump's comments throw another wrench into the Group of Seven gathering underway in a scenic region just north of the ME border. For its part, Russian Federation allows China to show the USA that it has "other options" in worldwide negotiations, she said.

Tardy Trump Disrupts G-7 Gender Equality Meeting
Trump called the summit a "one time shot" for Kim, but expressed optimism at the beginning of talks with the North Korean regime. However, Peskov also stressed that no specific agreement had been reached about holding a summit between Trump and Putin.

US Open: Tiger Woods Trolled By Wendy's After Triple Bogey
Open again. "Have you seen the way I've been swinging?", said Woods, who hit 79 percent of his fairways in the second round. So I knew I was in for a tough day when I saw that, and then I heard it was going to pick up even more around 11.