Transcript for Jimmy Kimmel goes one on one again with Ted Cruz
The blob fish classic. It's hard to say. That's what it's come to be known. It's now in the history books. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel going one on one with xas senator Ted Cruz. I was all for a good cause. Marcus Moore has more from Houston. Reporter: The buildup epic. Between late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel and texasenator Ted Cruz. This will be Ted cr's send most embarsdsing loss to a TV host. Under no circumstances will Jimmy dunk on me. Reporter: Setting the stage for the battle that became a true test of strategy and stamina for the men who are just a bit past their prime. Senator Cruz, 47 years old. Kimmel, 50. Their one-on-one match to raise money for two Texas charities and settle the score after this comment in a monologue. He looks like a blob fish. Reporter: What's your key move? A killer crossover? Are you good in the paint? Do you have a "J"? I have no aual moves. In fact, this ga's going to take forever. Reporter: And it did. Nearly two hours of air balls, blocks, and mies before the senator, who was favored to win, scored the 11th and final point. Leaving with a coveted trophy. There he is with the hardware there. Congratulations to, senator Cruz. The former higschool varsity basketba player reliving his younger days. For two guys in our 40s and 50s, we beat T living daylights out of each other. Reporter: You look a little winded. I think both of us are going to sleep like babies tonight. We're going to pass out. Reporter: Theonfetti has fallen. The challenge has been met. But both Kimmel and senator Cruz sa the real winners are the chdren here in Houston. Dan, Paula? All for a good cae. So refreshing to see that considering the political discourse. Yowere just saying. I think they should do this all the time.
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