in the vicinityVideoTed Cruz not to wear short shorts in basketball challenge with Jimmy Kimmel
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said during the Maverick PAC’s Annual conference in Austin, Texas, that he is not wearing the short pants required late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel in their one-on-one basketball challenge.
It seems that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has a new Challenger on the basketball court: 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
It began on Wednesday, after shots of Yang shoot hoops in front of Thursday’s democratic debate went viral and a Fox News producer, suggested a match between the entrepreneur and the GOP legislature.
Cruz was quick to dismiss the idea.
“I’m sorry. You the survey to responded 5% or more play on my court,” Cruz.
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Yang, however, responded by passing the results of a recent Hill/Harris X survey, which shows that he is polling at five percent.
“Ted, I’d be happy to beat you in basketball,” the presidential candidate shot and killed.
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Cruz took up the challenge late Wednesday night and set some ground rules.
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“Bring it,” Cruz Yang said. “4 on 4, you and three of your paid staff vs me and my three paid employees (no external ringtones). Say, this Friday afternoon in Houston? The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of choice of the winner? Game?”
This is not the first time Cruz was challenged to a game of basketball by someone from across the aisle. In the year 2018, the Texas senator off against late night host Jimmy Kimmel faced and beat him 11-9.