Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio Dominates Gigantic Connect 4 Basketball Game

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 12, 2012

Ricky Rubio just added world-class Connect 4 player to his already stunning résumé. 

Yahoo! Sports' Dan Devine (h/t Sportress of Blogitude) reports the Minnesota Timberwolves star was on Spanish talk show El Hormiguero. 

His appearance was complete with a giant-sized Connect 4 wall that I am dying to try at some point in my life. 

There are just too many possibilities for fun with one of these hanging around the backyard. 

Now, before you T-Wolves fans scream that the young guard should be on some couch taking it easy following his surgery to repair and ACL tear, know that he was rather stationary throughout his star cameo. 

Rubio, as Yahoo! Sports points out, hopes to be back on the court by December, but he seems to be in regular season form when it comes to 10-foot chip shots. 

Devine seems to think the host, Pablo Motos, had a trick up his sleeve. 

Apparently Mr. Motos is a sharp tack when it comes to trying to put four things in a row and he must've known all about Ricky's dodgy touch on the J—26.7 percent from between 10 and 15 feet, 34 percent from between 16 and 23 feet, and 34 percent from three-point range. 

Perhaps, but that may be more strategy than has ever gone into a Connect 4 since the game was invented. 

This is a game that is only won when one person completely loses focus, after all. 

Minnesota, your star is ready to play. Just as long as he can stay in one place and not guard anyone. 

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