Let’s take it back. Way back.

Below is footage of various NBA players in their adolescence, all rawer than sushi. There are clips from both the high school and AAU circuit, with some epic matchups: Ty Lawson and Kevin Durant taking on Blake Griffin; Derrick Rose and Eric Gordon going possesion-for-possesion with Tyreke Evans; Akron LeBron vs. Oak Hill Carmelo; and more. Individual highlight reels are also on display (Kobe, T-Mac, etc..), forming a wide spectrum of eras and athletes. We’ve even got Allen Iverson pre-Georgetown and Kyrie Irving giving us a glimpse of the future. Enough with words—I’ll let the moving pictures do the talking.