Hamilton Boys' High School students perform haka at Boston Celtics game

Headlines 03/12/2018

Students from Hamilton Boys' High School have just had the time of their lives over in the US. The students, who are all members of the school's basketball team, watched NBA giants the Boston Celtics play the Cavs while on tour in Vermont.

The team were initially meant to be sitting in the "nosebleed" seats, but parent Howard Dobson said they managed to score far better seats close to court:

"However, the day before one of the student's grandparents upgraded the boys to nearly courtside seats." 

After the game the boys were invited down on to the court to rub shoulders with some of the players, and they then performed a haka lead by team captian Daniel Dobson.

"I am one very proud parent, it was only a couple of weeks ago I found out he knew the haka and now he leads it."

There is a Kiwi connection in the Celtics - with Gisborne born Aron Baynes in the team - although he does play internationally for Australia.