Ted Cruz dunks Deadspin on Twitter

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz doesn’t win ’em all. Or even a lot of ’em.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US Senator Ted Cruz arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)

US Senator Ted Cruz arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty Images)

He definitely didn’t win that big one a few months back, and considering he once called a hoop a “ring” (let Barack Obama tell you about it below), it’s not the easiest thing to imagine Cruz winning a game of basketball.

But a Twitter run-in with sports news site Deadspin could mean chalking up a win for Team Cruz.

The three-tweet “feud” began when Deadspin sent out a call for photographic proof that Cruz has played basketball before, after it was reported that he started a weekly Senate basketball game in order to improve his relationships with fellow Republican senators.

It took him a day or so, but Cruz eventually responded to the tweet with a joke. And a not half-bad one. You know, considering.

Cruz cashed in on a months-old, months-running gag that he looks strikingly similar to Duke University’s Grayson Allen by tweeting out a picture of the shooting guard and asking, “What do I win?”

Deadspin responded with a tweet that simply instructed Cruz to “Go eat (expletive).”

The site’s bad own-manship didn’t go unnoticed by Twitter users. While the writer behind the photo call, Ashley Feinberg, tweeted out numerous reminders friends had sent her to let her know that she had been “owned by Ted Cruz,” Deadspin readers ruled on who-owned-who and came to the same conclusion.

If Feinberg can’t concede, sounds like there’s only one other way to settle this: on the basketball field.

READ: Trumped nationally, Ted Cruz looks to get his Texas groove back

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