So I was watching my old school's basketball team playing yesterday and noticed how ridiculously long the shorts have gotten in basketball. But it's not just basketball; lacrosse shorts are just as bad. I've also noticed it in the gym with guys wearing shorts down to their calves or a few inches past their knee. It looks absolutely retarded. Aren't shorts supposed to be functional athletic wear? Being in the military and mostly working out with other people in the military I don't really see it as much because we're either in PTUs or wearing functional shorts. Example functional shorts) Selous Scouts Navy SEAL UDT shorts US Army PTU shorts French Foreign Legion shorts Example nonfunctional shorts) These are technically loose three-quarter pants Even the ref can't tell who is playing cause they're all wearing short pants Someone explain this bullshit to me.