Decades ago basketball players academic and professional wore short shorts. Nowadays they wear baggy shorts over bicycle shorts. Why?
Fashion doesn't need a reason other than someone thinking "hey,this looks cool". . As to why THAT happens, well, you might as well ask why somepeople prefer a certain color, …a certain soda or a certainwhatever. . They were part of the whole shift in society from men wearingthe tight fitted clothes to wearing long/baggy clothes. Blamehip/hop, blame fashion, blame it on Michael Jordan pulling hisdown, blame expanding waistlines in baby boomers, blame it onwhatever you want, but the case is that in the 1980's and before,athletic shorts were SHORT! Look at ANY basketball game from before1990, and you will see that the guys were all wearing"short-shorts". I even saw these short-shorts here in the Midwestas far late as 1994. After that, they seemed to vanish. There was atrend in the late 80's for the Bermuda knee-length shorts to becomethe norm, and now I've noticed a trend 20 years later for theshorter shorts. Look at the new Jack in the box smoothiecommercial. Yes, they are trying to be funny, but that jogger iswearing short-shorts! We will see them come back eventually. It may be another 10 yearsbefore they fully catch on like they were pre-1990, but mark mywords, they WILL come back. (MORE)