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‘What in tarnation is Lebron James wearing?’ How he caused a stir before NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James practices Wednesday in Oakland. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James practices Wednesday in Oakland. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. The Associated Press

LeBron James apparently likes to wear his shorts both on and off the court.

Arriving at Oracle Arena for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, James was suited up in a jacket and tie. However, he substituted slacks for shorts — a look that gained attention on social media.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We have arrived for Game 1.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFinals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBAFinals</a> || <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhateverItTakes?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhateverItTakes</a> <a href="https://t.co/celzjZh5Dl">pic.twitter.com/celzjZh5Dl</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs/status/1002322103616409601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Who wore it better? <a href="https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KingJames</a> or Bobby Hill? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fashion?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Fashion</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFinals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBAFinals</a> <a href="https://t.co/otdWoeKNi9">pic.twitter.com/otdWoeKNi9</a></p>&mdash; Brooks Taylor® (@Brooks_Taylor) <a href="https://twitter.com/Brooks_Taylor/status/1002344057291661313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/CaveliersNation?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CaveliersNation</a> is this your King? What in tarnation is Lebron James wearing? The <a href="https://twitter.com/warriors?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@warriors</a> should win by default. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LebronJames?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LebronJames</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cavs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Caveliers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Caveliers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Warriors?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Warriors</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBAFinals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBAFinals</a> <a href="https://t.co/v0SyyptkSU">pic.twitter.com/v0SyyptkSU</a></p>&mdash; Simply Ebony (@AlyseLady) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlyseLady/status/1002346824571736064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Who wore it best??. <a href="https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KingJames</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/angusyoung?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@angusyoung</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/espn?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#espn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NBA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NBA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@jimmykimmel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/grownassmeninshorts?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#grownassmeninshorts</a> <a href="https://t.co/S9jGcnj1WO">pic.twitter.com/S9jGcnj1WO</a></p>&mdash; Womendotravel (@WomenDOTravel) <a href="https://twitter.com/WomenDOTravel/status/1002345100326780928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 1, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LeBron in shorts like he’s ready for vacation. Warriors in 4.<a href="https://t.co/gnVg9vTE6d">pic.twitter.com/gnVg9vTE6d</a></p>&mdash; Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) <a href="https://twitter.com/SNFaizalKhamisa/status/1002323465473363968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 31, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Cavaliers are heavy underdogs in the series as they meet the Golden State Warriors for a fourth consecutive year.

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