In light of the recent basketball game between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, conservative activist CJ Pearson has officially challenged gun control activist David Hogg to a one-on-one basketball game.
Me and you, David.
1 on 1.
The ball’s in your court (pun not intended).
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) June 20, 2018
Hogg, who is 18 years old, should have the advantage against 15 year old CJ Pearson, right?
While no details beyond a Tweet have come out, if the game is similar to that of the one between Cruz and Kimmel, there will be a charity incentive. Both Kimmel and Cruz agreed that the loser would donate $5,000 to the (non-political) charity of the others choosing. Ted Cruz, who won the game, chose to support Generation One, a ministry that helps children living in poverty conditions in the Third Ward of Houston, TX.
The game between Kimmel and Cruz was between two people who disagree vehemently on politics, yet they found a way to make it a positive event. The same could possibly be done between Hogg and Pearson.
David Hogg first came into the public eye after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which he was a student at the school. Hogg was perhaps the most visible face of the students calling for gun control, and later leading an anti-gun march in Washington, D.C.
In contrast, CJ Pearson is a conservative activist who made his fame through a series of online videos calling out former President Barack Obama. Despite being only 15 years old, he is seen as one of the most articulate voices for conservative principles, and along with that comes his staunchly pro-gun beliefs.
Big League Politics looks forward to this basketball game occurring, and will keep you updated on any developments.
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