"Last year, I felt like I was the villain," Howard said, according to Yahoo Sports. "Now, I feel like I'm an even bigger villain."
"[LeBron] got hated for a lot of reasons. I knew exactly how he felt. People putting you down, saying bad things about your character, who you are as a person. It doesn't sit well with you."
Howard will now hope to put his problems behind him and focus on helping the Rockets to achieve success this season.