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Steven Adams fires back at Andre Igoudala after derogotory tweet about New Zealand haka dance

by Anthony Slater Modified: September 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm •  Published: September 3, 2014

It's been far too long since we've seen a good Steven Adams tussle.

The NBA offseason, sadly, comes with no flying elbows, no overzealous box-outs and no angry retaliations at the uber-aggressive young center.

But fear not, Adams is here to provide a bit of an appetizer while we desperately wait another month for preseason hoops.

On Tuesday afternoon, the New Zealand national team performed its traditional haka dance before its FIBA game against the United States. Video of it made the national rounds (watch here), with a confused James Harden looking on.

After USA's 98-71 romp, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala shot out a playful tweet, jabbing at the dance.

It read: "New Zealand thought they dance was gone intimidate us.... That ain't nothing but the A town stump!"

Adams, the only New Zealander ever selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, took offense to it. He's not on the national roster -- choosing instead to focus on personal development this offseason -- but still played some of the best defense we saw from New Zealand on Tuesday.

The direct tweet at Iguodala: "show some respect for my culture."

Adams later deleted the tweet. But it was out long enough to get screenshotted. And it came with a clear message: Andre Iguodala is now on Stone Cold's list.

Warriors-Thunder: November 23rd in OKC.

(photo via Warriors World)

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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