words_Nick Engvall This week Bay Area sneakerheads got a well deserved, and much needed new House of Hoops just a few minutes south of San Francisco at the Serramonte Center in Daly City. To launch the newly opened House of Hoops San Francisco location, Foot Locker and Nike brought out some of the Bay Area's best, Chuy from KMEL and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry. As if to show the hunger of the sneaker community in the Bay Area, the crowds, rocking everything from general release Dunks to Questlove Air Force 1's and retro Jordans from the early 2000's, started lining up about 10 am for the grand opening, which wasn't scheduled to begin until around 4 pm. Nike brought out a DJ from their team to spin for the growing crowd and by the time the introductions were being made, the store had filled to capacity and the anxious onlookers waiting in the mall had reached more than tripled the number of sneakerheads inside the store. The Bay's newest hoops hero, Stephen Curry hit the stage to talk sneakers wearing a pair the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 in a clean and simple black and grey colorway. With cheering fans asking questions, Curry listed off some of his most memorable moments of his rookie season, and handed out autographs to a handful of lucky youngsters. By the time it was all said and done, he had all but promised Golden State fans that the Warriors would be Playoff bound next season. With the onlookers from just outside the doors anxious to take a peak at the store's new layout and features, Curry stepped off the stage, signed a few more autographs, and the music level returned to head-nod status as even more local sneakerheads crowded the store to check features like the Player Exclusive wall, and Bay Area specific tees on the tee shirt wall. Considering the store didn't seem to thin out for about an hour or so after the event, it seems that the Bay Area has been waiting for this store for a while.