Stephen Harper's tweet mistakes Anthony Bennett for Kyle Lowry
At least the Prime Minister got Andrew Wiggins right
Prime Minister Stephen Harper shot an airball with a tweet Wednesday night.
A post from the Prime Minister's official Twitter account showed a picture of him with Canadian basketball stars Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, both members of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Unfortunately, the tweet was mislabelled with Bennett instead being identified as Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry, an American.
"Pleased to meet Cda's top basketball talent @22wiggins & @Klow7 before @CanBball Night," read the tweet before it was deleted, and replaced with a corrected version. The official Twitter accounts of the Raptors and Timberwolves were also linked to the message.
Oh, man RT <a href="https://twitter.com/steven_lebron">@steven_lebron</a>: lolololololol, poor AB, prime minister tags kyle lowry instead. <a href="http://t.co/X727W4xz8l">pic.twitter.com/X727W4xz8l</a>—@bruce_arthur
Pleased to meet Cda's top basketball talent <a href="https://twitter.com/22wiggins">@22wiggins</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/AnthonyBennett">@AnthonyBennett</a> before <a href="https://twitter.com/CanBball">@CanBball</a> Night. <a href="http://t.co/4oC2d9hBUs">pic.twitter.com/4oC2d9hBUs</a>—@pmharper
Harper was in attendance for Wednesday night's game between Toronto and Minnesota as part of Canadian Basketball Night, a celebration of the sport's growing popularity in Canada.
Bennett and Wiggins are back-to-back No. 1 overall NBA draft picks and were playing together in Canada for the first time.
The mishap had people on social media poking a little fun at the Prime Minister, including this tweet of an image of Harper meeting with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
RT <a href="https://twitter.com/pmharper">@pmharper</a> Very pleased to meet Oscar winning actor, Joe Pesci tonight. <a href="http://t.co/Rc9MnHgbpd">pic.twitter.com/Rc9MnHgbpd</a>—@bfaparsons
With files from CBCSports.ca