When it comes to the conversation of basketball apparel, basketball shorts are often left out of the mix. Some people think that basketball shorts are only necessary if you are an actual basketball player (same deal as basketball shoes). Not true at all. There are a lot of different reasons for adding a mixture of basketball shorts to your athletic/gym wardrobe, including versatility (which we’ll get into in a few). When choosing a pair of basketball shorts, quality is the most important factor as you want to make sure you're comfortable. Price checking/comparing is also important as cheaper doesn’t always equal quality, and spending a fortune doesn’t mean you are getting a solid pair of shorts. You’ll want to make sure you read the reviews thoroughly before purchasing, while also taking a look at your closet to see what the specific set of shorts you are looking at goes along with. Don't worry, though, we've the work for you by rounding up the best basketball shorts you can rock in 2024.
Whether it's our best overall selection, the Nike Men's HBR Basketball Shorts (
$29.99, $26.99), a compression option such as the Nike Men's Dri-FIT Fitness Long Shorts ($30), or a relaxed good quality pair of shorts like Lululemon's T.H.E. Linerless Short 7" ($68). They also go quite well with your workout shirts and just about any pair of Jordans, Nike, or adidas shoes for that matter, which only adds to their versatility.