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Kimmel v Cruz

Jimmy Kimmel released a brutal promotional video teasing his one-on-one basketball game against Ted Cruz

Jimmy Kimmel will fly down to Texas to play Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in one-on-one basketball on Saturday, he announced on Monday's Kimmel Live, but Kimmel's already enjoying the game. "This will be Ted Cruz's second most embarrassing loss to a TV host in recent memory," he taunted. "If there's anyone you want to have a beef with, it's Ted Cruz. Because this is a guy who, during the election, Donald Trump insinuated that his wife was ugly and his dad helped kill JFK. So what did Ted do to retaliate? He endorsed Donald Trump for president. 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."

Kimmel Live even made a promotional video. "It's American versus Canadian, baller versus blobfish, Kimmel versus Cruz," the announcer says. You can watch the "Blobfish Basketball Classic" on Saturday, June 16, at Texas Southern University in Houston if you get a free ticket at KimmelVsCruz.com. And either way, you can watch Kimmel talk smack about Cruz below. Peter Weber