There are sneakerheads and there is Nate Burleson.
In an episode of Houseguest via The Players’ Tribune, the former Seahawks wide receiver and NFL commentator showed off his Ridgewood, New Jersey digs to former NBA guard, Nate Robinson.
Burleson’s crib has it all: A spacious kitchen with marble countertops, a theatre, framed worn jerseys and of course, the chandeliers were on-point. But then the tour got real.
The two Nate’s headed down to the basement—home of Burleson’s insane shoe closet. The Seattle native showed off his retro concord Jordans, classic Chuck Taylors, Adidas Dikembe Mutombo shoes and his Nike LeBrons.
Burleson also showed love to Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony and displayed his Jordan Melo 1.5 signature shoe.
We got to give a shout out to Melo man. Melo’s been out here ballin’. Hoodie Melo.
The pair then recounted their special times in Seattle. Robinson grew up in Rainier Beach and originally enrolled at University of Washington on a football scholarship before committing to play basketball for the Huskies. He went on to play for NBA teams including the Knicks, Celtics, Thunder, Warriors, Bulls, Nuggets, Clippers and Pelicans during his 11-year NBA tenure.
Burleson attended Rainier View Elementary, Lindbergh High School and O’Dea High School in the Seattle area before attending the University of Nevada in college. He returned to his hometown from 2006-09 as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
Both agreed that athletes that come out of Seattle don’t get the recognition they deserve.
The 206 is a special place to me, man. I got the Space Needle tattooed on me three different times. There were so many individuals that I saw growing up that I felt were overlooked, so that kind of motivated me. I saw Doug Christie grind and make a career out of being like a complementary player. I saw Jason Terry become, in my opinion, one of the most decorated hoops stars of all time, and still not get appreciated. This isn’t like we’re all from spread out areas, we’re all from the heart of the city. -- Nate Burleson
Real recognize real.
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