With the possibility of Dwight Howard leaving the Orlando Magic, many people have been comparing it to LeBron James' situation when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, James thinks that his situation isn't like Howard's.

Ever since guys like Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony have been forcing trades (and almost Howard), all of them have been compared to as the likes of James, when he did one-hour special on ESPN called "The Decision" to join the Miami Heat.

"Everyone keeps comparing all these guys' situations to mine," James said.

"I fulfilled my contract in Cleveland. I was an unrestricted free agent and I could have done whatever I wanted to do. I was free, that's what the collective bargaining is all about. That's why the rules is put in like that. ... I think the best thing about (Howard) is he's happy. The organization is happy that he's staying and they can move on with their season. But none of their situations -- not Chris Paul, not Carmelo Anthony, not Dwight Howard -- none of their situations is like mine."

Howard took his stance on James' decision when asked.

"I don't think LeBron wants to be hated, but he did what he felt was best for him," Howard said. "The way he did it could have been wrong, but he did what was best for him. And he has to live with it, just like me."

Written by Josh Dhani, Founder 

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