Cruz to Yang on basketball challenge: Just bring it

Source: The Hill | September 12, 2019 | Rebecca Klar

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang have informally agreed to play each other in a one-on-one basketball game for charity on Friday in Houston.

The loser of the game will donate $5,000 to the non-political charity of the winner’s choice.

“Hmm. You’re taller than I am. From the video, you’re probably a better shot. And, I’ve seen you dunking (on an 8-foot rim). Altogether, pretty strong. So…….,” Cruz tweeted Thursday in response to a tweet from Yang challenging the Texas senator to a game of one-on-one.

Cruz added a gif of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson saying, “Just bring it.”

The idea came about when a Fox News producer tweeted the idea after ABC News aired an interview Wednesday with Yang playing basketball at a Houston court ahead of Thursday’s primary debate. 

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

Yang replied that he’d be “delighted” to beat Cruz in basketball, including a clip from a recent HarrisX poll showing Yang at 5 percent.


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