Much like hemlines, the length of basketball shorts are subject to the whims of the fashion gods. This Sports Illustrated cover from 1981 shows just how short they could go. Actually watch any sporting event before 1990, and you will see short-shorts. At that point, they gradual started creeping towards the knee, culminating in Nike's 2009 College basketball uniform that practically grazes the ankle. I get to the bottom of this in my article, March Madness - A Short History featured at Gunaxin.
Long Shorts or Short Pants?
I, like most of the rest of the modern world, have spent the better part of this week filling out March Madness brackets. The editorial staff at Gunaxin, "Stuff for Guys" is having a competition for contributors, you can follow my pics in that contest under Gunaxin-Diana here where I put my super secret March Madness bracket equation to the test.
I was interviewed by Laguna Beach magazine for their 2009 summer edition. Looking back on it now, I was quite prescient. I spoke at length about the potential of new gallery artist Damian Robinson, and have sold quite a few pieces of his since then.