Maybe it would do for him what it did for LeBron and Gasol
Gasol lost in the finals and was embarassed came back stronger than ever for the two years that followed.
LeBron got embarassed in the finals TWICE the second time around when he was "so sure" they'd win it without him being a finisher.
And he came back the next season, it took him till the playoffs against Boston but he started actually trying to finish games. I believe it was game 5, he actually tried to hit the game winner before overtime and I remember being surprised he iso'd and went for the shot on his own. Yeah he missed, and the Heat lost in overtime, but the world didn't end. Once he realized that, he played completely different from game 6 on to the finals and lost that "LeBron" mindset.
We hope that Dwight wouldn't have to endure that kind of embarassment again in order to "get it".
So IF we make the finals I hope Dwight will be rid of that "mindset"
Let's not forget, he was intent on proving he had a post game after what people criticized him for only being able to pick and roll and finish dunks. And thus he was unwilling to run pick and rolls with Nash cause he wanted to prove a point.
Took till a few weeks ago for Nash to actually talk to him about it and how they need to help each other.
Since then we've seen a more aggressive Dwight on screens and pick and rolls.
And have benefitted. It shows us that if he'd gotten it out of his head sooner he and we may have benefitted sooner too.
But for right now he has thrown it out. I truly hope he does drop the "caring what critics and media" thinks completely.
It"s only there to stop him from doing what he does best and we can't afford that happening.