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Senator Ted Cruz gives LeBron a shout out at RNC
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Senator Ted Cruz gives LeBron a shout out at RNC
Thursday July 21st, 2016

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Ted Cruz opened his speech at Wednesday night’s session of the Republican National Convention in Ohio with a LeBron James comparison.

“Heidi and I are so honored to join you here in Cleveland, where LeBron James just led an incredible comeback victory. And I am convinced America is going to come back too.”

Cruz congratulated James for winning the NBA Finals before he congratulated Trump on winning the Republican nomination.

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While he was still running for president, Cruz was attempting to appeal to an Indiana crowd by referencing the popular basketball movie Hoosiers,but made a mistake as he pointed to a hoop and called it a “basketball ring.”

Cruz finished his speech name-dropping Donald Trump once—just as many times as James. He has not endorsed Trump for president and was booed off stage.

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