Photos tell stories. Whether it’s a yearbook picture, some classic family pics, or even those little league baseball cards, they capture memories that'll last a lifetime. We've gathered pics of a number of your favorite—and maybe not so favorite—athletes when they were still wet behind the ears. Because it's always fun to make fun of pics of other people's younger days. Like Kobe making the growl face as a youngster or the fact that a young Michael Jordan resembles Joey Badass. So, from Alex Ovechkin with a toy knife to Blake Griffin chilling poolside with his best bud, make sure you peep this gallery of Your Favorite Athletes as Kids.

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