How Can I Tell My Basketball Shorts Size?

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How Can I Tell My Basketball Shorts Size?
Stay comfortable on the basketball court by wearing the right size shorts. (basketball image by Jim Mills from

Picking out the right size basketball shorts is important because, if your shorts don't fit you properly, you won't be comfortable while you are playing, which will affect your game. To find out what the best size basketball shorts are for you, you will need to know your measurements. Taking measurements for basketball shorts is just like taking measurements for a pair of trousers. Basketball shorts come in a wide variety of sizes for both men and women, as well as children.

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape

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  1. 1

    Measure your waist, just above your hips around the belt line.

  2. 2

    Measure your hips. Stand straight with your legs together and wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips.

  3. 3

    Measure your front crotch. Hold the tape measure at the centre of your waist and measure down to the bottom of your crotch (where the pant seam meets at front and back).

  4. 4

    Measure your inseam. Stand up straight with your legs slightly spread apart and measure down from your front crotch to the bottom of your ankle bone.

  5. 5

    Measure your length. Stand up straight with your legs together and measure from the waist down to the top of your knee.

  6. 6

    Refer to a size chart to find the best size for your measurements (see Resources).

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