Over the course of the last 12 months, Dwight Howard has been criticized a lot by NBA fans and the media. Like, a lot a lot. In fact, it got so bad at one point last season that he resorted to seeing the Lakers team psychiatrist in order to try and get his head straight. Apparently, things were starting to get to him so he saw a shrink to make things right again.

"I have only one problem," he told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend, "and it's between my ears. I just think too much."

In the same interview, Howard also revealed that he's no longer going to try and please everyone out there because he now realizes that it's impossible to do.

"I can't do it anymore," he said. "I can't please everybody."

We're glad Howard finally realized that. But at the same time, saying that he's no longer going to try and please everybody and doing it are two entirely different things. So it'll be interesting to see if he comes back next season and is able to put what has happened in the last year behind him. If he is able to do it, he will likely return to being one of the most dominant big men in the NBA. But if not? Well, then it's going to be another looooooong season. And the team shrink is going to need to be on standby for it.

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[via Eye On Basketball]