Originally Posted by Mr S J King
Jordan wore longer shorts, but they weren't baggy.
Fab5 was literally saggin
Shorts came almost to their calfs
Hence, Jordan started the "longer" shorts trend aka baggy (in late 80s/early 90s standards), and Fab Five started the saggin trend.
In the late 80s, early 90s, if you were playing high school basketball or any sort of organized hoops, apparel companies just didn't manufacture "baggy" or "loose" shorts. Therefore no matter how much we wanted to rock baggy shorts, we just couldn't do it back in '88-'90. This is why for me personally, I rocked those famous Bike brand tight spandex undershorts (just like Mike) underneath the shorts we were given. I would then sag the short shorts to make them look and feel longer. With the sag, my shorts would still be at least 4 inches above my knee but because I was rockin Bike undershorts, my "fit" looked bigger than it really was.
We continued to do this from 1990-'95. By the mid to late 90s, bigger and baggy was the norm.