No Blake. The results of your play dictate how the public perceives you. Maybe being surrounded by better talent opens up enough space for you to be effective where you couldn't be on your own before. Maybe you are in a better headspace with a new start and that has removed mental blocks that stood in your way.
But you were given ample opportunity to prove yourself on the court (30 MPG the last two years) and you simply were below average in effectiveness on both ends of the floor. Your production was far below the dollars we were spending on you. That is why you were being perceived in a negative light. And it was justified.
You've played 3 games in limited minutes after a bunch of days off; coming off the bench. You're playing 60% as long, shooting 40% as many shots, and only 20% as many 3s. Yes, you've made a few more percentage-wise but let's see if that keeps up. Even if it does, this is a FAR FAR different scenario in what you are being asked to do than what you were being paid for in Detroit.
When you were screaming "I still got it" after barely taking that alley-oop pass for your first dunk since 2019 I was thinking: "Yep. You've still got the same athletic ability you've shown the past 2 years." When Saddiq Bey blew by you with no resistance on the following possession I said "Yup. Still got it." When you cried for a foul afterwards and the rookie just smirked at you as you tried to bully him I still agreed again. "Still got the same temperament." You still have whatever you've had the last 2 years Blake. You still got it.