Texas Senator Ted Cruz has had a really bumpy campaign. Recently a new blunder happened, during an event in Indiana.
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz called the basketball hoop a “basketball ring”. “The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it’s the same height as it is New York City and every other place in this country,” Cruz said at his Knightstown, Indiana rally Tuesday night in the gym where iconic movie “Hoosiers” was filmed.
After the devastating loss in all five primary states from the front-runner Donald Trump, Cruz was attempting to recreate a scene from his long-tauted favorite movie in which Gene Hackman’s character measured the court lines and hoop during the state championship.
His plan didn’t go as intended, instead he set Hoosiers fans off and made many sports fans everywhere to get creative with their jokes.
…Ted Cruz thinks Bob Knight threw a table pic.twitter.com/Vq532DDbjL
— BTown’s DJ Unique (@IUDJUnique) April 27, 2016
Ted Cruz doing a riff on Hoosiers then calling it a “basketball ring” is so awesomely Ted Cruz. #PrimaryDay
— Jim Mickle (@Mickle_Jim) April 26, 2016
Did Ted Cruz just call it a basketball ring? In Indiana? Is he going to say he’s looking forward to seeing the NASCARs run the Indy 500 next
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) April 26, 2016
The Boss calling a fastball “speedball” was bad enough. Ted Cruz calling a hoop a “basketball ring” is most awkward sports reference ever.
— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) April 27, 2016
No one has ever called it a “basketball ring” before Cruz just now in the history of basketball, politics, or words.
— Luke O’Neil (@lukeoneil47) April 26, 2016
When ted cruz called a hoop a “basketball ring” pic.twitter.com/RWfaDYwJoI
— James Custer (@JamesCuster_II) April 27, 2016
Wow, @tedcruz referred to a hoop at the Hoosier gym as a “basketball ring”. As a Texan, I apologize for the monster we created.
— Richie Branson (@richiebranson) April 27, 2016