Tai Webster has to be having the time of his life. Nebraska basketball’s sophomore guard has been travelling with the New Zealand national basketball team, also known as the “Tall Blacks” due to its uniform color, playing the best the world has to offer as part of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
On September 2, that included Team USA. For those not keeping track, that roster includes the likes of Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, DeMarcus Cousins and its head coach is one of the NCAA’s finest in Mike Krzyzewski.
Essentially an NBA dream team. Not 1992, but still pretty darn good.
While the game itself didn’t go so well for the Tall Blacks, losing 98-71 to the roundballers of the U.S. of A., they did stun the red-white and blue-clad basketball team with a traditional New Zealand Haka dance.
A Haka is a is a traditional New Zealand ancestral dance used for many purposes including a challenge. New Zealand may have not bested the favorite to win the World Cup, but the Tall Blacks made an impression with Webster (No. 15) as part of the ceremony.
Webster also managed to get a little face time in with ESPN following the game.
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