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With the NBA back and The Last Dance rewatches taking place, everyone’s new favorite sport continues to enlist more and more new hoopers. That being the case, shopping a new pair of basketball shorts is quite possibly on your agenda right now.
Of all the sports, basketball arguably boasts the most wearable of regulation uniforms. Knee-length shorts fit seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe thanks to their laid-back style and often recognizable logos. And they’re also comfy as hell.
You needn’t limit yourself to league-represented teams, either. The simple cut of basketball shorts makes them super versatile and a perfect partner for sneakers. From the most fundamental Nike styles to luxury versions from the likes of Off-White™ and Rhude, scroll through our round up to see the full range of one of the sport’s most versatile exports.
Scroll down for a checklist on how to hit the hardwood in style.
Nike Basketball Short
As classic as they come, this pair of Nike Basketball Shots is the epitome of basketball street style. Coming strong in a popping red, the only detailing lands in the form of an embroidered Nike tick to the left leg.
PUMA Spin Move Shorts
Got the spin moves? Allow this pair of PUMA shorts to flare around you as you dance to the hoop. Zip pockets make this pair perfect for transitioning from court to everyday life.
Champion Mesh 10″ Basketball Shorts
Cut from breathable mesh, this navy-blue number comes from one of basketball’s best brands. Champion brings retro appeal with tricolor detailing to the seams of these basketball shorts.
Mitchell & Ness All-Star 1991 Practice Shorts
Whether you remember the ’91 All-Star Game or not, there’s no denying the style of this pair of replica training shorts.
Jordan Jumpman Cement Poolside Shorts
Channel the GOAT with this understated pair of basketball shorts. Seemingly all-black, a closer look will reveal a signature Jumpman grey cement print.
Nike Fastbreak 11″ Shorts
Cut from a lightweight, breathable fabric that makes use of Nike’s famous Dri-FIT technology, the Fastbreak shorts feature a two-tone color scheme that marks you out on the court.
Needles Geometric Print Basketball Shorts
Needles arrives at the party in typically loud fashion with this pair of Geometric Print Basketball Shorts. While you might not want to play a full-pace pickup game in these, they’re a perfect piece of loungewear.
Off-White™ Mesh Shorts
Off-White™ head honcho Virgil Abloh has made no secret about how much basketball style has inspired his design direction. This pair of mesh basketball shorts harks back to the ’90s and early ’00s.
John Elliott Leopard-Print Mesh Shorts
John Elliot continues the loud luxury interpretation of the sports shorts with a pair decked in leopard print. A black-and-white waistband mirrors bands to each leg.
RHUDE Mesh Sports Shorts
One of streetwear’s current success stories, RHUDE can seemingly do no wrong. Take this pair of pared-back basketball shorts for example. The masterful use of color retains a decidedly athletic style while metal detailing to the pockets offer a luxe renewal.
Reebok Classics Basketball Shorts
Reebok’s long history in basketball makes it a leader in the apparel world and this pair of baby blue ball shorts is a retro statement.
adidas Cross Up 365 Shorts
Built for comfort and style, this pair of all-black basketball shorts from adidas features moisture-managing, breathable technology and is made from recycled materials. From court to street and back again, this pair does it all.
Under Armour UA Perimeter Shorts
Under Armour famously represents the NBA’s sharpest perimeter shooter ever, Steph Curry. Show your respect for the baby-faced assassin by wearing this pair of UA Perimeter basketball shorts.
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