Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Amar'e is Real at House of Hoops by Foot Locker Grand Opening

Amar'e Stoudemire's Twitter handle is @amareisreal. He was real at House of Hoops last Saturday for the grand opening, too.

The legs here kill me. I really dig his Tshirt - for you non-Knicks fans, STAT is his nickname.

I was waiting with other press and bloggers for Amar'e to show up, but was highly entertained by the question and answer session with the Nike Camp kids who were front row and center. I'm a sucker for this stuff, but who isn't? A roomful of student players waiting for their local hero to arrive, all vying to upstage each other makes for good copy. If my phone and camera weren't dying at the time I would have recorded it on Broadcastr. Hey, it was a Saturday afternoon, I forgot to charge everything.

Kids who asked questions got signed balls.

Amare'e on his way out, swarmed by kids.

You know I want the camel perforated Nikes - the Spring '11 trend kicks.
I hate the Lakers but I like the purple ball.
So if you're into anything basketball, we now have your store on 34th Street, a proper home down the street from the basketball mecca, Madison Square Garden. Go Knicks.

House of Hoops by Foot Locker 11 W. 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues