For the past 20 years, baggy shorts have been the trend in the NBA, but things are about to change.
NBA superstar Lebron James has opted to go with a tighter fitting jersey and shorts. James takes his role model status quite seriously, and that extends to his appearance and off the court.
Per the NEOMG:
The four-time MVP has done some self-reflecting in recent years. He’s observed the changes in the NBA, which led to questioning himself: Am I doing all that I can? Am I truly leaving my imprint on not only the game, but also the league? […] “I’m always thinking about ways I can be of help,” James said. “That’s what it’s about, making sure you’re doing your part.”
This season he trimmed his uniform shorts by a couple inches, and had his jersey made snugger than in years past. He had expressed to those close to him he wants to leave the baggy look behind and place a renewed emphasis on professional appearance when it comes to the size of his uniform as well as his pregame and postgame attire. […] When he arrives for work at The Q, he typically wears a sportcoat. It’s his way of reaffirming that it’s a business atmosphere. Professionalism and conduct were a main focus of the Cavaliers’ pre-regular-season team meeting in late October.
Attire has always been an generational issue that sways with the time. At the moment, form fitting clothing is making a comeback, and it lends to what LBJ is trying to represent on the court.