The FIBA Basketball World Cup is currently taking place, and Team USA faced off against New Zealand on Tuesday.
The action on the court isn’t the focus of this report however - the USA won by 27 - but rather what took place on Twitter afterwards between two NBA players.
The Kiwi’s performed the Haka at the start of the game, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years and is intrinsically linked with the Maori culture.
Andre Iguodala didn’t see it that way though. The Golden State Warriors forward took to Twitter, and made light of the the Haka, calling it just a “dance” that was nothing more than just an “A Town Stomp.”
OKC center Steven Adams and many other New Zealanders thought Iggy’s words were completely out of line, and Adams hit back, telling him to “Show some respect for his culture.”
Adams is in the right here, imagine how Americans would act if an opposition player were to make fun of the Star Spangled Banner. Oh, and if you were wondering, the Warriors and Thunder first meet on November 23rd, it might be one not too miss.
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