Canada Basketball Celebrated the Sport's Anniversary by Saying "Sorry"

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 11, 2016
References: basketball & marketingmag
Canada Basketball released a comical video titled 'Sorry' to poke fun at the Canadian stereotype of always feeling the need to apologize. It was reportedly filmed in 13 different locations throughout Toronto, showing casing a diverse range of athletes as they play.

The video was made as a means to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the sport, showing Raptors players, Olympic athletes and also making sure to incorporate Canadian legend Steve Nash. The players apologize for everything in the Canada basketball ad, from getting the ball away from their opponent, to getting in someone's way when walking through a door.

Chad Borlase, the creative director of SapientNitro, described the celebratory ad by saying that it was an acknowledgement to the "nice quirks" of Canadians "while also being proud about who we are and what we can achieve on the world stage."