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O No, Canada! Botched Canadian national anthem embarrasses Nets

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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The explanation was a teleprompter malfunction.

In mid-anthem, Amber Iman, a Broadway singer cast in the national tour of Hamilton, sang, “O Canada, we sing our hearts for thee.” The line that ends the song is “O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”

Oh well.

Twitter trolls went after Iman in the aftermath and the singer responded...

“I learned the melody while in eight hour ‘Hamilton’ rehearsals. The prompter failed, I did my best, while u watched from your couch.”

Later, she noted, the Nets had apologized profusely to her for the malfunction.

Kyle Lowry, a native of Philadelphia and a gold medal winner with Team USA last year, had some fun with the botched anthem.

“I’m going to leave that alone. But yeah, that anthem was a lot different than I’ve heard over the last five years. A lot different,” Lowry said. “Her voice was beautiful, but the anthem, the song, the words . . . have her come to Toronto, we’ll come and get somebody to give her some lessons.”

And the ever helpful Raptors organization tweeted out their response...

On guard for thee, indeed.