Are the legs tight on these? Will they look like skinny jeans?
No, the leg opening is not as wide as on the athletic cut, but definitely not tight. The rise is also not as long, so they don't appear as baggy as the athletic cut.
which pair has no pleats
The NBA flat front do not have pleats.
Why is their a waist size but no pant leg size?
All of the basketball referee pants that we sell only come by waist size because he leg length is unhemmed. Once you receive the pants you will have to have them hemmed to the length that fits you the best.
My question is in regards to the fit on the waist. Since these are not adjustable at the waist my fear is getting them too large and having to constantly pull them up during a game. Are they slightly smaller than the given measurement therefore allowing room for error?
No they run true to size. But we have Free Returns so you can order multiple sizes to see what works best.