Ted Cruz getting ready for his game vs. Kimmel

Senator Ted Cruz dribbles past Jimmy Kimmel during the Blobfish Basketball Classic and one-on-one interview at Texas Southern University's Health & Physical Education Arena Saturday

The freaky basketball game between Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel is fast approaching, and the smack-talk is heating up.

The game will be a classic one-basket, one-point affair, up to 15 points.

Here are some of the highlights from the lead up to the game, which will take place Saturday at 2:30 p.m.in Houston at the Health and Physical Education Arena on the Texas State campus, according to ABC13.

That jab prompted Cruz to issue a challenge to Kimmel, demanding that they "settle this man-to-man".

Jimmy Kimmel takes a shot over senator Ted Cruz during the Blobfish Basketball Classic and one-on-one interview at Texas Southern University's Health & Physical Education Arena Saturday
When Is the Jimmy Kimmel, Ted Cruz Basketball Challenge? ‘Blobfish Basketball Classic’ Named After Kimmel Insult

The former Republican presidential candidate and the late night talk show host will face off at Texas Southern University for a game of one-on-one, in what has been dubbed 'The Blobfish Classic.' The game's name was inspired by an insult Kimmel had levied at Cruz, which sparked the idea for the game. The game came about following a joke from Kimmel, who has said Cruz resembled the ocean bottom-dwelling blobfish. The money goes to Generation One, an education nonprofit in Houston.

Funds raised in the game were also donated to Kimmel's choice charity Texas Children's Hospital. Kimmel is preparing to drill Cruz on policy whilst on the court. ".@jimmykimmel All right, Big Guy...you talk a good game".

If a video Cruz released earlier this week set to the song "Chariots of Fire" is any indication of his play, however, it looks to be an ugly game.

Kimmel has been blasting the senator on his show ahead of the charity match Saturday. "Did you spend more time this week practicing basketball than trying to get those kids out of that detention center?", Kimmel said to Cruz.

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