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April 27, 2016 10:02 am

Ted Cruz Causes Social Media Storm After Calling Hoop a ‘Basketball Ring’

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Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz accidentally called a basketball hoop a "basketball ring." Photo: Michael Vadon/ Wikimedia Commons.

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz accidentally called a basketball hoop a “basketball ring.” Photo: Michael Vadon/ Wikimedia Commons.

Ted Cruz’s attempt to pander to basketball-crazy Indiana is backfiring on him.

During a rally Tuesday night at a gym where Hoosiers was filmed, Cruz attempted to recreate a famous scene by having an aide measure the height of the basket. But Cruz referred to the hoop as a “basketball ring,” resulting in a torrent of taunts across social media.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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