Kimmel blamed the Houston Rockets’ loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs on Monday on Cruz, who was at the game. Kimmel also compared Cruz to Grandpa Munster from “The Munsters” and a blobfish, suggested he could be the team’s mascot and mocked him for once referring to a basketball hoop as a “basketball ring.”
Earlier this week, some Rockets fans blamed the loss on the senator as well, saying he brought a #CruzCurse on the team.
Cruz seemed to take the insults in stride ― challenging Kimmel to some hoops ― and the late night host indicated that it just might be game on:
According to Politico, Cruz plays basketball with his fellow Republican senators and “is said to be a surprisingly good jump-shooter with miserable form.” That caused Deadspin to put out a call for proof of Cruz playing.
Cruz replied on Twitter with an image of Duke’s Grayson Allen, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the senator:
Will the Cruz-Kimmel ring-ball game happen? Stay tuned.