Monday night's six-game NBA slate was chock-full of valuable life lessons.
Kevin Garnett's fast start and sudden fade was a reminder that age is a foe even the league's most maniacally competitive personalities have never been able to defeat. Viewed more broadly, KG's rapid decline is a frightening sign for the disintegrating Brooklyn Nets.
On a lighter note, Monta Ellis taught us that it's never too late to change, Brian Shaw embraced his creative side and Tony Allen showed off the benefits of being flexible.
Plus, Stephen Curry learned the value of keeping one's head on straight, and the Portland Trail Blazers proved that not all wins are created equal.
Who knew basketball could impart so many useful truisms?