The Washington Times - October 25, 2013, 09:49AM

Sen. Ted Cruz said that his dream job would be to play basketball for his home team alongside the likes of Dwight Howard and James Harden.

“I’d love to be the starting point guard for the Houston Rockets, and I’m confident that there is no universe in which that will ever come to pass,” Mr. Cruz said in a question-and-answer session with The Des Moines Register.


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Mr. Cruz said he drives a 2011 Range Rover, loves eating anything with cheese on it and his favorite movie is “The Princess Bride.”

He also hates avocado.

“It’s the only food I dislike, and I dislike it passionately,” he told the Register. “Which is ironic, because I’m Cuban, and my dad grew up with avocado trees in his backyard. My whole family eats avocados like crazy, but I can’t stand them.”