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OKC Thunder Kiwi Steven Adams Tells Andre Iguodala to 'Respect' the Haka Dance

USA Today
Jake SilverSocial Media StaffSeptember 3, 2014

The USA men's basketball team played New Zealand on Tuesday, September 2, in their quest for gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Kiwi squad performed the traditional "Haka" dance, a passionate performance of Maori roots that is meant to challenge the opponent, prior to the game. 

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While several USA players respectfully applauded (and others just looked confused), shooting guard Andre Iguodala later made light of the performance on Twitter. 

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, who hails from New Zealand, was not pleased.

Iguodala on Twitter did not respect New Zealand’s Haka. Steven Adams had something to tell him pic.twitter.com/EKZOMY3cWJ

— Sportando (@sportando) September 3, 2014

[ESPN, Twitter]

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