Watch out Ted Cruz, you've upset Bobby Knight! The Trump backer mocks Cruz for his basketball "rings" gaffe

Asked if he's ever heard the rim called a ring, the legendary Indiana basketball coach had a good laugh


Brendan Gauthier
April 29, 2016 8:05PM (UTC)

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade Friday morning aired his interview with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and his latest celebrity endorser, controversial former-Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight.

Knight's endorsement should pay huge dividends in next Tuesday's primary in Indiana, where Trump is facing a thoroughly desperate Ted Cruz whose mathematically impossible campaign has gone all in in the state.

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Just as Iowa gets reduced to farms and fried food in the lead-up to its caucus, Indiana becomes the de facto basketball capitol of the world in the couple of weeks after Super Tuesday Part 4: Northeast and Mid-Atlantic edition.

Cruz learned the hard way that before pandering to the apparently make-or-break basketball caucus, one should Google what the orange circle attached to the backboard is called. (Hint: it's not a ring.)

And though Bobby Knight had a suspiciously tough time articulating his reasons for supporting Trump, he did not mince words while giving his opinion of Cruz's "basketball ring" gaffe.

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"A guy that would come into this state and think that we play with rings instead of baskets is not a guy that's very well prepared to do a hell of a lot," Knight said, after a wheezy chuckle and a pat on Trump's back.

Watch the interview below:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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