Men's Basketball Shorts

Men's basketball shorts from adidas are built for on-court performance plus hardwood style. Shop AEROREADY athletic shorts or B-ball inspired lifestyle shorts.

adidas Men's Basketball Shorts

On the court or off, men's basketball shorts from adidas are an easy way to add a little bit of comfort to your look. adidas Basketball has a wide selection of shorts made from premium materials for an elevated lifestyle look that is steeped in B-ball style. Built to move and featuring elements like zip pockets, these shorts are a great way to enhance your best look. Subtle adidas Basketball branding on these lifestyle pieces provide the finishing touch. With a range of colors available, you can find the perfect adidas basketball shorts to match your best pair of adidas Originals sneakers.

If it's time to take the court, whether for a city league game or a pickup run in the park, adidas has men's basketball shorts with all the performance tech you need to dominate in comfort. Pull on a pair of men's basketball shorts that feature AEROREADY that manages moisture and keeps you dry during intense shooting drills or tight in-game action. Find a pair in your favorite color, or elevate your on-court style in men's basketball shorts with an allover print. adidas also has shorts with signature branding so you can rep your favorite hoopers. Come to adidas today to find the right pair of men's basketball shorts for you.

Men's Basketball Shorts Frequently Asked Questions

Gym shorts are different from basketball shorts in that gym shorts are made for many different activities, whereas basketball shorts are specifically made for playing basketball. Gym shorts may include workout shorts, running shorts, compression shorts and even bike shorts. They’re typically cut fairly snug to the body. Basketball shorts are usually longer and looser than gym shorts to allow airflow and a total range of motion. Both kinds of shorts are typically made with breathable materials and moisture-absorbing techs, like adidas AEROREADY.
Men’s basketball shorts typically fall around knee length, with some above and some below. They’re also loose, for mobility and airflow. The long length helps players avoid having to tug their shorts down in the middle of a game. In the early days of the game, basketball shorts were knee-length tights. Over time they got looser and shorter, and then looser and longer in the ’80s. And now it seems the trend is going back to shorter. The point is: Find a fit that's comfortable to you, and bring your A-game.
Compression shorts or tights are a good layer to wear under your basketball shorts. They provide coverage and muscle support while promoting circulation. Compression shorts also help keep an even body temperature in the midst of stop-and-go games. They’re often built with performance materials and sweat-wicking techs like adidas AEROREADY. Basketball shorts are built loose and typically don’t have liners, so compression shorts are a good choice if you want a close-to-skin feel and stay-put fit with every move.