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Our shorts hub is your one-stop-shop for this summer essential in many forms, from workout-ready pairs to budget-friendly options.

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

Basketball Short

Basketball Short

$24

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

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

Spin Move Shorts

Spin Move Shorts

$50

PUMA

Free Shipping On Orders Over $35

Free Shipping On Orders Over $35

Buy at PUMA

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

Mesh 10" Basketball Shorts

Mesh 10" Basketball Shorts

$30

Champion

Free Shipping At $25

Free Shipping At $25

Buy at macys

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

All Star 1991 Practice Shorts

All Star 1991 Practice Shorts

$59

Mitchell & Ness

Buy at BSTN Store

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

Jumpman Cement Poolside Shorts

Jumpman Cement Poolside Shorts

from $44

Jordan

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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

Fastbreak 11" Shorts

Fastbreak 11" Shorts

from $23

Nike

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

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

Geometric Print Basketball Shorts

Geometric Print Basketball Shorts

$234

Needles

Buy at Farfetch

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

Mesh Shorts

Mesh Shorts

$327

Off-White™

Buy at Farfetch

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

Leopard-Print Mesh Shorts

Leopard-Print Mesh Shorts

$415

John Elliott

Buy at Farfetch

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

Mesh Sports Shorts

Mesh Sports Shorts

$662

RHUDE

Buy at Farfetch

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

Classics Basketball Shorts

Classics Basketball Shorts

$50

Reebok

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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

Cross Up 365 Shorts

Cross Up 365 Shorts

$40

adidas

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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

UA Perimeter Shorts

UA Perimeter Shorts

$35

Under Armour

Buy at Under Armour

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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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
Words by Alek Rose