Skip to comments.Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston
Posted on 06/17/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT by conservative98
The crowd in the 8,100-capacity venue though half of the seats were blocked off because it was not a full-court game was enthusiastic, even if the level of play often was not. While most of the fans seemed to be on Kimmels side in terms of sport and politics there were enough T-shirts proclaiming support for Democratic senatorial candidate (and Cruz political opponent) Beto ORourke to make it seem like a Beto convention. But Cruz, wearing a Houston Strong shirt, had a lot of support in the town he calls home, too.
Houston resident Randall Haynie was there in a Trump shirt and MAGA hat. These events don't usually happen when a senator or someone calls out someone. That person [usually] backs down, he said before the game. So you can see why there are so many people are here. Another reason is to see my senator I hope Cruz wins.
On the other side of the fence was Houstonian Rodrigo Ortiz. We came to support Jimmy Kimmel in a basketball game against versus Ted Cruz because we really believe that everything that Ted Cruz is supporting is against everything that we support and think this country should be supporting, he said. I would say that most of the people watching Jimmy Kimmel show are people that would not support the things that Cruz believes.
Margaret Junious drove from Beaumont to show her love for Kimmel. I like his political views, she said. Im just a fan, an all-around fan.
The nearly two-hour contest which featured the voice of Houston Rockets announcer Matt Thomas would have gone on even longer if the rules hadnt been changed mid-game.
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Two hours for two aging farts to make 20 shots total...ok for charity, but not to watch, thank you.
That photo just makes me feel sad for them. Glad that huckster Ted Cruz beat Kimmel though. I hate Kimmel more than Cruz.
I hate Kimmel more than Cruz.
Hopefully this statement helps you for your therapy in the future. Good luck!!
He needs all the help he can get!
Did Jimmy Kimmel take a knee before the game?
Well said! CDS is a very sad condition, hope they find a cure some day.
Cruz is obese. He needs to get healthier.
Cruz too much time on the rubber chicken funding raising circuit!
Agreed. But Jiminy Kibble needs it more.
We cheered when we heard about this on OAN news. Good job Ted Cruz!
They shoulda played 21. Best three out of five.
Why wasnt Kimmel dressed as Karl Malone?
2 hours? Where is the wow emoji?
Pretty weak Mr Cruz, you had the chance to put a nice elbow across his face and FAILED!
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