NBA star slams haka, Adams responds

NBA star Andre Iguodala has had a pop at the Tall Blacks haka on Twitter which promply earned a response from New Zealand big Steven Adams.

New Zealand performed the haka before yesterday's group C game against Team USA, which caused a few stunned looks from their opponents.

After the Tall Blacks' 98-71 defeat to the United States Iguodala tweeted: "New Zealand thought they dance was gone intimidate us.... That ain't nothing but the A town stump!"

Iguodala, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, is not in the United States team after being part of the gold medal winning side at the London Olympics.

Adams, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, hit back by saying "show some respect for my culture".

Adams later deleted the Tweet. No doubt he won't forget Iguodala's thoughts on the haka when the Warriors and Thunder clash on 24 November.


The Tall Blacks have performed the haka before every match at the World Cup. They face Finland tomorrow needing a victory to reach the next round of the tournament.

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