It's one thing to have someone going through a slump like he was and have others cover for him so he doesn't have to address it. It's another thing when you hear a player calling himself out for his poor play. Up until he made those comments, we never heard anything and he continued to slide, then he calls himself out in the media and draws upon some personal accountability publicly (which is different than if he just did it internally). Some players go through slides and blame some outside sources for their poor performance and never address the real culprit. Whether you believe his public comments about himself were a good thing or not, and even though there have only been 2 games since, what I can say since I have actually watched the games is that he looks like he has gotten a weight off his shoulders and is playing more loose and confident. He needed to be more aggressive with the ball instead of just looking to jack up a 3 or shy away from contact. Maybe that was injury related, but it's like he needed to give himself permission to be aggressive again and he has shown that in the past two games. As fans of the game, we don't always get to know whats going on behind the scenes, but it was nice to hear that he at least was taking responsibility for his slump and seemed determined to break out of it instead of not knowing how he was viewing the slump.