While it may feel like Blake Griffin has been posterizing unsuspecting NBA players forever now, the Clippers star is only 26, and to celebrate the day Sports Illustrated has rounded up 26 rare photos of Griffin.
Click through to watch as Griffin progresses from a 2-year-old who needed help to dunk on a mini hoop, to a high school phenom taking over the McDonald's All-America Dunk contest to the All-Star player of today.
Where else will you be able to see Griffin jumping over a car and shooting around with Jared from the Subway commercials? (Click here for the full-size version of the gallery)
- Brendan Maloy