at least to him and to me and to kakashi and everybody else it wasnt humilation. Naruto doesnt do this much, act like this, bowing in front of someone and begging. His pride is more than anybody can ask for..its unbelieveable in my eyes. For naruto to do this he needed to swallow his own pride ( which is hard if anybody knows). To me it takes a bigger man to swallow your pride during times of great importance..to me it shows naruto is maturing in some ways. Try to understand its really tuff for the nothing but pride naruto. he is doing it for the dumbest person ever...sasuke.