The All Blacks have been well received by fans at a Chicago Bulls game as their United States trip begins.

Visiting the United Center to see the Bulls take on the Indiana Pacers, the All Blacks were shouted out on the Bulls jumbotron, and recieved plenty of applause from the basketball supporters.

The All Blacks have been enjoying the sights and activities Chicago has to offer before getting ready for their clash against Ireland at Soldier Field.

"We'll probably ease into it," captain Kieran Read said.


"It's important to acclimatise in Chicago. We've got a few things on in the week - promos - and just recovery, I guess. We'll get back into test mode and it's going to be great.

The Bulls came out victorious over the Pacers, 118-101.