‘Just Bring It’: Ted Cruz Accepts Andy Yang’s Offer For A Basketball Battle As Details Hilariously Get Worked Out

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On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dissed an idea to challenge 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang on the basketball court after Fox News producer, Pat Ward, tweeted, “Need a @AndrewYang @tedcruz game.” Ward also included a video of Yang shooting some hoops on a Houston court.

Cruz responded on Twitter, “Sorry. You gotta poll at 5% or more to play on my court.”

Following Senator Ted Cruz’s response, Andrew Yang replied to Cruz saying he would be “delighted” to play Cruz in basketball.

“Ted I would be delighted to beat you in basketball,” Yang tweeted in response and included a poll of the 2020 Democratic nominees.

The poll Yang sent to Sen. Cruz showed that Yang, in fact, is polling at 5%.

Senator Cruz accepted Yang’s offer to a basketball battle and wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening: “Bring it. 4 on 4, you plus three of your paid staffers vs me and three of my paid staffers (no outside ringers). Say, this Friday afternoon in Houston? The loser gives $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s choice? Game?” (Continued Below)

Senator Cruz also included a meme that read in all caps, “JUST BRING IT” with his response to Yang.

Andrew Yang agreed and replied Thursday, “Let’s play one-on-one. Give the fans a show.”

This isn’t the first time Cruz was challenged to a game of basketball by someone from across the aisle. In 2018, the Texas senator faced off against late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and beat him 11-9. (Continued Below)

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Shortly after it was agreed to a one-on-one game, one of Andrew Yang’s staffers responded to Sen. Ted Cruz informing him that he is a former professional basketball player.

“Hey @tedcruz I am one of his paid staffers and I am definitely a former professional basketball player. We would dominate you. I am willing to double that contribution to $10,000. @AndrewYang. let’s do it!” Jermaine Johnson wrote.

Cruz replied, “Uh…crap. Ok, now I’m glad we’re doing one-on-one instead!”

We leave you with highlights from Sen. Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel’s basketball game last summer:

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