LeBron James Compares His Situation With Brett Favre's Exit From Green Bay

12/07/2010 08:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Miami Heat star LeBron James reportedly compared his departure from Cleveland to Brett Favre's exit from Green Bay.

"Brett [had] great years here in Green Bay, and any time a great competitor like that leaves, no one wants to see that, but they've done a great job of regrouping with Aaron Rodgers and I believe that Cleveland will do the same," James reportedly said when asked if he could relate to what Favre went through when he left the Packers.

James left Cleveland and signed with the Miami Heat in the summer. He scored a season-high 38 points against his former team on Thursday night in front of a furious Cleveland crowd.

Favre was traded to the New York Jets in 2008 after Green Bay decided to move forward with Aaron Rodgers as their starting quarterback. He signed with Minnesota in 2009 and led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game.