This was one way to begin a game. Rajon Rondo, being goofy Rajon Rondo, paid tribute to the Super Bowl runner up New England Patriots, it appears, immediately after the opening tip. It was just about the most Rondo thing possible.
This was actually a team effort, but I'm not sure why Rondo served up a second snap. Kevin Garnett collected the tip, bent over and long-snapped the ball to Rondo. The wily point guard then snapped the ball to himself and dribbled up the court to actually begin the game.
View No. 2, which is actually even funnier.
Look at that local sports synergy!