LeBron James is Wearing Shorter Shorts to Look More Professional

by November 06, 2015

As the NBA’s biggest star, absolutely everything LeBron James does is put under an enormous microscope.

Even the silly stuff: last season, his miraculously-rejuvenated hair made headlines; this time around, LBJ’s short-shorts (and tighter overall uniform) have raised eyebrows.

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.


Growing up in Akron, he has seen the effects of poverty and a lack of education. He’s witnessed how senseless murders affect families for generations and he’s seen the effects of people who could have had an influence doing nothing to put a stop to it. […] “I have a calling, man,” James said. “Everything I do is for the people I love. I was just brought up that way.”

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