It's in the (rule) book! The mocking of Sen. Cruz over his use of the term “ring” instead of “rim” forgets the most important factor of all. “Rim” is not used in the rule book, “Ring” is the correct term in the rule book of basketball. For an attorney such as Mr. Cruz, who pushes for a nation of laws by the book, and not by the feelings of a few people, it makes perfect sense for him to use the term “ring”.
Here is an example – NBA Rule 7, Section II, Paragraph c, “24 Second Clock: Starting and Stopping of 24-Second Clock”:
c. A team must attempt a field goal within 24 seconds after gaining possession of the ball. To constitute a legal field goal attempt, the following conditions must be complied with:
(1) The ball must leave the player's hand prior to the expiration of 24 seconds.
(2) After leaving the player's hand(s), the ball must make contact with the basket ring.
We Remember. 8:17 AM EDT, May 1 always means, sadly . . .
Consider that the recent rash of celebrity deaths on the news recently will never reach the level of mourning that occurred of that moment.