Listen, we all get excited sometimes. You find a fiver in the jeans you wore Saturday and you're like, "Killer!" You see Don King in a Bedazzled jean jacket and you're like, "Frente!" You wake up to someone in your neighborhood blasting "Darkness on the Edge of Town" at 5:50 in the morning on a Tuesday — not next door, not down the hall, somewhere undefinable outside of your apartment building, at mind-splitting volume — and you're like, "This is the best!" In this life, occasion for elation abounds.
The key, though, is knowing when it's time to let it all hang out and when you should tighten up. It's a real Kenny Rogers conundrum (no Cam Newton). In the closing seconds of the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' 99-76 pasting of the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, Al Horford(notes) could have used a little help determining which time it is.