Via Outsports: Not sure if you caught the recent LA Lakers game when the team decided to honor Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West by wearing old-skool short-shorts in their game against the Boston Celtics. Anyone who grew up in the 1970s or 1980s—or watched hottie Mehcad Brooks in Glory Road—will remember the high-on-the-leg shorts worn by basketball players in the NBA's heyday.
The team wore the shorts in the first half of the game and the sexy, vintage wardrobe made a "vibrant, if not entertaining, pregame atmosphere at Staples Center", notes the LA Times. "I think it's cool," forward Lamar Odom said before the game. "It'll be fun for the fans too. I expect them to laugh maybe two to three minutes straight."
No such laughter from hottie and basketball diva Kobe Bryant, who added extra layers of compression shorts (read: underwear) to underscore his embarrassment, and, constantly tugged at the shorty-shorts. Bryant complains the shorty-shorts made him feel "naked" and "violated": "I don't know what it feels like to wear a thong, but I imagine it feels something like what we had on in the first half. I felt violated. I felt naked. It's one thing to see films with guys wearing those things. ... I'd rather stay warm, man."
Interesting that Kobe Braynt described wearing the shorts as feeling violated
because there is a young lady in Colorado who may have a different definition. The Lakers lost to the Celtics 110-91. Maybe it was the shorts?