Jimmy Kimmel upset by Sen. Ted Cruz at charity basketball game

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

The weird basketball game between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel is fast approaching, and the smack-talk is heating up.

Yes, seriously - the game was named "The Blobfish Classic". Cruz agreed to donate $10,000 to Texas Children's Hospital, where Kimmel's 1-year-old son has had three heart surgeries and is in need of a fourth.

A matchup between the two has been brewing since Cruz tweeted a picture of himself courtside for Game 7 Western Conference Finals.

The charity game was launched after comedian Kimmel poked fun at Cruz comparing him to a blobfish and the senator responded on Twitter with a one-on-one challenge on the court.

The event stemmed from a back-and-forth between the two that included Kimmel mocking Cruz while he attended a Houston Rockets NBA playoff game.

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Cruz won his one-on-one game against Kimmel at Texas Southern University in Houston, meaning Kimmel was on the hook to donate $5,000 to the charity of Cruz's choice.

Generation One's mission is to be a catalyst for systemic change in the education system, by creating an equitable educational landscape across the city. The fact that the game was held in Texas, Ted's home state, was also something Jimmy loved. "He looks, and I'm not joking here, he looks like a blobfish".

If a video Cruz released earlier this week set to the song "Chariots of Fire" is any indication of his play, however, it looks to be an ugly game.

The game will be aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday. Because this is a guy who, during the election, Donald Trump insinuated that his wife was ugly and his dad helped kill JFK. That's right. This is a man whose motto is: "If you can't beat 'em, throw away your dignity and grovel before them like a hungry dog".

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