Ted Cruz Jokingly Tweets Deadspin ‘Proof’ of Basketball Skills, Gets ‘Go Eat Sh*t’ in Response

Deadspin yesterday took notice of a profile of Senator Ted Cruz that contained a small little tidbit about how he plays basketball:

Cruz appears intent on building—and in some cases repairing—personal relationships with Republican senators. He started a weekly basketball game in the Russell Building, for example, and has been urging colleagues to attend. (Cruz is said to be a surprisingly good jump-shooter with miserable form.) Tim Scott has played, and Marco Rubio is said to be joining soon.

Deadspin asked for proof of Cruz’s basketball skills, and the senator himself obliged:

(And before you ask, no, that’s not a photo of Cruz, but of Grayson Allen. He jokingly acknowledged the meme that they look alike.)

Deadspin tweeted this in response:

And believe it or not, Cruz fired back with an Anchorman gif:

If Deadspin’s response sounds at all familiar to you, it might be because of this:

[image via screengrab]

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