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Sen. Ted Cruz has reportedly been organizing basketball games at the Senate office building, and this led to a great Twitter exchange between a sports website and the Texas senator.
In a recent column about the “new Ted Cruz,” Tim Alberta of Politico Magazine said Cruz has been using basketball games to help build and repair relationships with fellow Republican senators.
Alberta also dropped this little nugget: “Cruz is said to be a surprisingly good jump-shooter with miserable form.”
That caught the attention of Deadspin, which put out a public request for proof of Cruz playing hoops, in the form of either a photo or a video.
Cruz replied to the request through his official Twitter account, and it was fantastic. Cruz, who many think looks just like Duke basketball star Grayson Allen, submitted a photo of Allen and said, “What do I win?”
For those who have never seen the comparison, photos of the two side-by-side had spread like wildfire during the primaries.
Has anyone else noticed how much Grayson Allen (Duke point guard) looks like Ted Cruz? Freaking me out right now. pic.twitter.com/gsayOWVGpX
— Jeff Morris Jr. (@jmj) February 26, 2016
For what it’s worth, Deadspin responded in its own Deadspin-y way, which includes some potty language.