LeBron James is on a quest to win his third NBA title this season and in doing so has changed up something. Pop the top to find out
There’s been a discussion amongst NBA fans this season regarding LeBron James’ shorts. That might seem weird, and it probably is, but when you’re the best player in the league every detail of your game is analyzed and critiqued, including your legwear.
I first found out about James’ short shorts through a post on Reddit that pointed out the Cavs star is wearing shorts that are noticeably smaller than the rest of the league. At first I dismissed it, but it turns out his shorts really are much shorter this season.
The Wall Street Journal ran a report Thursday and said, through research, his shorts are “approximately two inches shorter than they were last year.” They also had a league spokesman tell them game shorts can’t be lower than one inch above the top of the knee and compression shorts aren’t supposed to be visible.
So why is James wearing shorter, and tighter, shorts? There’s actually a good reason. The former league MVP told Cleveland.com it’s part of an effort to look more professional. He said his jersey was also made to be tighter to clean up his old “baggy” look. He hopes these small changes have an impact on kids who look to him as a role model.
“I’m always thinking about ways I can be of help,” James said to Cleveland.com. “That’s what it’s about, making sure you’re doing your part.”
There’s no telling if James’ new style choice will catch on in the league, but it’s pretty cool he has put some thought into how he presents himself on the court. He wants kids to know that looking professional is a good thing, and he’ll be the first to showcase it.
He isn’t going to any extremes by making his shorts as high as some players from the ’80s, but he’s just making his look tighter and more efficient.
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