LeBron James has a strong appreciation for NBA history. The Heat star is obssessed with basktetball, and talks constantly about the great players of the past. He has spoken of his appreciation for Dr. J and Oscar Robertson along with Michael Jordan and more contemporary legends.
In fact, likes them so much, he wants to emulate their style. You know... short shorts.
"I'm just wondering how in the heck they played like that,'' James said of the tiny shorts. "I might bring it back, though. I might play in some small shorts this year. Pay my homage to the '80s, to Dr. J and John Stockton. I don't think it's going to catch on, but I'm going to do it one game, maybe opening night. I can't go all the way up (the legs), though. Athletes today are built a little differently in the legs.''
So we got to thinking. What would it look like if LeBron were to wear those short shorts? We used a high-tech fashion modeling sysem to develop this prototype.
Note: Artist's rendering, NOT an actual photo.
SO will this catch on? Hard to say, but one thing's for sure. Between his receding headband and these shorts, we're seeing more of LeBron James than we ever thought we would.