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Kimmel on Ted Cruz’s Basketball Challenge: You Already Lost To a Reality Show Host, Isn’t That Enough?

On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel talked smack about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ahead of their charity basketball game.

Cruz had challenged Kimmel to play on the court after the comedian mocked the senator for attending the Houston Rocket’s game, specifically comparing him to a blobfish.

This is what occurred on Twitter last night:

“Why he wants to do this- I have no idea!” Kimmel told his audience. “You really want to play basketball against a talk show host? You already lost an election to a reality show host, isn’t that enough?”

Kimmel then expressed he felt obligated to face off against Cruz.

“Who needs to watch LeBron James and Kevin Durant again when we could instead focus on two out-of-shape white men in their 50s with little to know athletic ability instead?” Kimmel joked. “So yes, Ted Cruz. I do accept your challenge.”

Watch the clip above, via ABC.

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