Brooklyn Nets power forward Blake Griffin woke up on a Tuesday morning feeling dangerous. As such, he's carrying the same mean streak he had for breakfast—tearing up the cereal box and whatnot—to Game 2 against the Boston Celtics.

Missing the Lob City version of Griffin? Say no more. The Nets big man exploded to the rim on not one but two occasions during Game 2 to the delight of the crowd inside Barclays Center.

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Looks like Blake Griffin was resting his knees for over a year in preparation for this throwback moment.

During his years with the Clippers, Griffin was one of the most menacing forces inside the paint. The 6-foot-10 big man with insane bunnies gave life to the franchise and was a big reason behind the team being branded as “Lob City” at the time.

He was an anomaly.

Fast forward to today, Griffin is embracing his new role with the Nets. His days as the main guy are long gone. Now, he's happily playing the role of nth fiddle to Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and whoever gets hot outside the Nets' Big 3.

That's not to say Griffin is unproductive. The Nets are eyeing no less than the Larry O'Brien trophy so they're not in the business of acquiring someone for the sake of nostalgia or cool posters. They added Griffin for what he can contribute on the floor.

It's easy to count out the former Slam Dunk Champion for no longer playing above the rim. But for the non-casuals, they should be able to appreciate the Nets veteran's playmaking and other intangibles.

For now, let's hit the replay button on those two dunks.