New Zealand Basketball Team Performs Haka Prior to FIBA World Cup Match vs. USA (Video)

New Zealand basketball haka

We’re used to seeing New Zealand athletes perform the Haka on a rugby field, but on a basketball court?  Yeah, that just seems strange.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so. Check out the looks on Derrick Rose and James Harden‘s faces as the New Zealand men’s basketball team performs their traditional ancestral war dance prior to today’s FIBA World Cup match-up against the USA:

In case you were wondering, this attempt at intimidating their opponents didn’t work so well, as the USA emerged with a rather easy 98-71 victory.

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