This spring's NBA postseason has been without many notable star players, including Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose. For a certain type of fan inclined towards the eccentric, though, the most glaring absence was Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, a player who operates according to his own personal logic and who just happens to put forth most of his best games in the playoffs. While it is very unlikely that the Celtics would still be playing with a healthy Rondo, he was still missed.
Luckily, we can at least watch Rondo dominate ESPN's Sal Masekela and Brian Kamenetzky in Connect Four. Although his prowess at the game (ages 7 and up) has been well documented in the past, as far as I know this is the first time he has been taped playing. For Rondo, it's clearly something akin to chess — he explains how he thinks several moves ahead, employs counters, and knows the game is over several turns before its official end.
It's serious competition, pure and simple. When you play Connect Four, you live or you die. There is no middle ground.
(Video via EOB)