Not that we really noticed, but apparently LeBron James is wearing shorter shorts this season because the superstar believes "I have a calling, man."

Speaking to cleveland.com, James talked briefly about his socially conscious wardrobe choices and why he's making a concerted effort to streamline and professionalize his on and off-the-court appearance.

"I'm always thinking about ways I can be of help," James told cleveland.com. "That's what it's about, making sure you're doing your part."

James has apparently trimmed the length of his shorts by a few inches compared to previous years because he, according to the article, "wants to leave the baggy look behind and place a renewed emphasis on professional appearance when it comes to the size of his uniform as well as his pregame and postgame attire."

The NBA has had its infamous dress code in place since 2005 but with stars like James, Russell Westbrook, Dwyane Wade, and others routinely dressing to impress, no one has openly questioned the professionalism of the league's players like former NBA commissioner David Stern implicitly did when the rule was instituted. 

I don't think we'll be seeing any John Stockton type of fits from King James, but if you've noticed more thigh from LeBron this year, now you know why. 

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