Chris Douglas-Roberts signed a one-year deal with the Clippers, and is taking advantage of the opportunity to inflict untold horrors on the basketball-loving public. Douglas-Roberts asked for medium-sized shorts. Functionally, those are short shorts.
Douglas-Roberts claims he's making the change because he feels more comfortable in smaller shorts when he plays defense, rather than out of some misguided nostalgia or precious, twee impulse. From the Los Angeles Times:
"They want me to check the best guy and you have to have stamina, you have to be able to move," Douglas-Roberts said. "I'm not saying you can't move with bigger shorts, but I feel more comfortable in these."
Whatever. Douglas-Roberts wears tights underneath, so at least there probably won't be any embarrassing moments.