Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed the film “Hoosiers” during a rally in the gym where the classic movie was shot, but he made a slip-up while referencing a scene from the film.
Cruz asked a member of his staff to measure the hoop height in the Indianapolis gym where the rally was held.
“The amazing thing is, that basketball ring here in Indiana, it’s the same height as it is New York City and every other place in this country. And there is nothing that Hoosiers cannot do,” Cruz said.
The Texas senator was trying to mimic a scene in the 1986 film in which a basketball coach measures the height of the hoop at the gym where a championship game will be played in order to prove to his team that the court was the same size as the one in the gym where the team typically played.
Watch Cruz introduce the term “basketball ring” via Indianapolis television station WRTV:
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