New Zealand's 'Haka Dance' is one of the coolest, most unique, intense and intimidating pre-game rituals in sports.  It definitely caught the US team a little off guard before they tipped off.

The video shows a good mix of the intensity on the faces of the New Zealand team, and the blank stares of the USA team.

Don't get me wrong, the New Zealand team had no chance in this game, losing 98-71, but the that's not the point.  Well it kinda is, but still, you have to admit that the ritual is pretty cool.

Keep track of all the USA FIBA games here.