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Rajon Rondo talks Doc Rivers, Connect Four, algebra and more

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  June 10, 2013 03:36 PM

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Celtics All-Star point guard has kept himself busy during this offseason, whether appearing on E! Fashion Police with Joan Rivers, reading mean tweets about himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live! or hanging out with the folks at Red Bull, who sponsor him, to talk about a variety of topics, such as Doc Rivers and Connect Four, a game Rondo is famously known to dominate.

For Celtics fans, the most interesting tid-bit from the videos passed along by Red Bull is Rondo talking about his relationship with coach Doc Rivers and how it has grown.

"I pretty much know what he's going to say. I've been playing for him for seven years, and we've pretty much always been on the same page, especially now," Rondo said from the Red Bull studios in Los Angeles. "Each year we're growing, we're communicating better, learning each other more and more each year."

When asked if he was hard to coach, at least early in his career, Rondo said, "I still am. It's not that I'm hard to coach, it's just that I may challenge what you say. I know the game myself, I'm out there playing the game. So I may have saw something different versus what you saw from the sideline. I'm going to be respectable. I'm going to let the coach talk."

Rondo also said of Rivers, "I wouldn't rather play for any other coach."

If you want to see how quickly Rondo can dispatch not one but two opponents at Connect Four, watch the video below:

And if you want to hear Rondo talk about his math skills, and how it helps him as a point guard on the basketball court, check this out:

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