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Shorter shorts are returning to the NBA, college
<p>LOS ANGELES - 1987: NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #33 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses for a portrait on the court at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California in 1987. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)</p>
<p>Gonzaga forward Kiara Kudron (23) not only tucks the bottom edge of her shorts into her spandex, she also rolls over waistband two times. Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports</p>
Former St. John's forward Chris Obekpa (left) was one of the first college basketball players to bring short shorts back to the game in 2014. Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sport</div>
<p>Arkansas' 1994 NCAA champion team may have worn the most consistently long shorts in the history of men's college basketball. Bob Jordan, Associated Press</p>
<p>Left to right, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber and Juwan Howard are some of the Michigan players credited for popularizing oversized long shorts in college basketball, a look that has lasted a quarter century. (Ed Reinke, Associated Press)</p>
<p>Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook. USA TODAY Sport</p>
The University of West Virginia's Jerry West (right) soaring through the air to prevent the University of Kentucky's Adrian Smith from making a lay-up during an eventual Kentucky defeat at home in Lexington, June 22, 1959. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
<p>North Carolina teammates Michael Jordan, Matt Doherty and Sam Perkins with coach Dean Smith in 1982. Robert Willett, Associated Press</p>