When is long, not long enough

I was at the gym the other morning and and I saw a gentleman, about my height.  (that would be a nice way of saying short)

He was in some ORANGE basket ball shorts. I think "IN" is the appropriate description too. The thing is, these shorts were so long, they almost covered his whole leg. While pondering the thought process that went into this purchase, I came up with another quandary – would they be considered Capri’s? Or maybe even clam diggers?  (Yes, I do know a gentleman that did indeed wear pink clam diggers, to work of all places, and he’s not gay, just got married last year)