by Chris O’Leary

Just got word from Foot Locker that Nate Robinson will make a special St. Patrick’s Day appearance at the House of Hoops in Harlem (268 W 125th St) this afternoon from 4–5:30 to debut his green KryptoNate shoe’s retail release. For anyone in NYC who’s reading this and is physically capable of travel, considering what day it is,  I hope you get down to House of Hoops to take part in this. As far removed as I am from the event, I’m hyped about it!

Also, anyone around 34th St. and 7th Ave in NYC can check out the Swoosh’s Nate-themed 80-foot billboard.

Press release is below.

BASKETBALL STAR NATE ROBINSON GREETS NEW YORK CITY WITH GREEN-THEMED ST. PATRICK’S DAY SURPRISE

“Nate the Great” Releases Coveted Nike Foamposite Lite Slam Dunk Shoe

WHAT: The David versus Goliath 2009 slam dunk showdown has become legendary.  When Nate Robinson surprised the Phoenix crowd and international TV audience with a pair of neon green Nike Foamposite Lites to defeat Goliath the crowd was stunned.  The hysteria over the shoe began immediately.

The luck of the Irish will shine in Harlem on St. Patty’s Day, March 17.  For everyday basketball fans and sneaker heads alike the demand for the green Nike Foamposite Lite has grown to a fever pitch.  The shoes have not been available in retail stores up to this point.  The wait is finally over.

You too could beat Superman with KryptoNatesNate Robinson will join forces with Nike and Foot Locker’s Harlem House of Hoops for an exclusive release event on St. Patty’s Day.  The Nike Foamposite Lite established itself as one of the most memorable basketball centerpieces in recent memory and now fans can join in the action.  To further support Robinson and his heroic victory, Nike recently unveiled an 80-foot billboard on 34th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City.  The billboard, which displays an image of Robinson, reads “Leaps Tall Centers.”

WHO: Nate Robinson, 2009 Slam Dunk Champion

Nate’s Co-Star: Nike Foamposite Lite
The original Nike Foamposite was introduced in the late ‘90s. This classic has been updated and remains in line with Nike basketball’s drive for superior, lightweight innovation. The Nike Foamposite Lite features 5mm of total foam thickness, polyurethane upper and a Nike Zoom unit midsole.  Top players such as Caron Butler, Carlos Boozer and Andre Iguodala also wear the Nike Foamposite Lite.

WHERE: House of Hoops by Foot Locker
268 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027

WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2009; 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET