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Chris Douglas-Roberts says he’s bringing short-shorts back to the NBA


Chris Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sept. 3, meaning the journeyman NBA player will be on his fifth NBA team — with some D-League stints and a trip to Italy to play for Virtus Bologna thrown in there —  since being drafted by the then-New Jersey Nets back in 2008 NBA Draft.

Suffice to say, Douglas-Roberts is a journeyman of sorts, a loner, Dottie, maybe even a rebel. Hard to say.

But who knew he was a fashion rebel?

That appears to be the case with his announcement on Twitter that he intends to bring back the short-shorts from the halcyon NBA days of old.

For illustrative purposes, when he references “like Stockton,” this is what he means.


Egad. But hey, LeBron James once jokingly rocked the short-shorts look, why not take it all the way to the NBA?

When pressed as to why he would be making such a bold and ballsy fashion statement, Douglas-Roberts said it is simply a comfort issue.

So, to answer the age-old question posed in The Royal Teens’ 1958 classic, “Short Shorts”: Who wears short shorts?

Chris Douglas-Roberts. Chris Douglas-Roberts does, apparently. Or will be soon enough.

At the time it may have not been relevant, but the new Clippers player perhaps gave fans a sneak-peek at the kind of shorts he might be rocking come the 2014-15 NBA season in an Instagram post.

Uh-oh. Nothing good can come of this, folks.

[H/T The PostGame]