*Blake Griffin is truly a loyal guy to his co-workers in the NBA.

He’s been holding out with the fellas as they push through the tough times for a better deal during the lockout. In the meantime, he’s also showing off his birthday suit for the world.

Griffin decided to put on a sexy thong for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body issue, which hits newsstands on today, Friday.

ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue hits newsstands on Friday with Griffin fronting one of the four covers. Soccer player Hope Solo, New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes and Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler are on the others.

And just in case you’re wondering, Griffin chose to wear a white thong that’s not visible in the photos. He described the experience as “uncomfortable at first.”

Watch the behind-the scenes footage of Blake’s photo session:

See more photos at ESPN the Magazine.