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Ted Cruz Called A Basketball Hoop A "Basketball Ring" And Twitter Was Not Happy

Last night, in a relatively harmless attempt to pander to an Indiana crowd, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tried to quote the movie "Hoosiers." Instead, he found himself to be the latest internet laughingstock after he referred to a basketball hoop as a "basketball ring."


Brutal. Pro tip: when talking to the most basketball-obsessed part of the country, it's a good idea to make sure you've got all the terminology down.

The internet, on the other hand, got quite the chuckle from the gaffe:


And, of course, it wouldn't be a Ted Cruz joke without a Zodiac Killer reference:

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