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Hey, Albert, have you read the latest story about LeBron James?

Ever since Albert Pujols announced that he would be taking his talents to the Left Coast, there have been comparisons between the former Cardinals superstar and famous Cleveland NBA defector LeBron James.

Both James and Pujols left the only franchise they ever knew to take big money deals from larger market teams. And both terribly disappointed their original fans by doing so.

While many in St. Louis wonder if Pujols made a rash decision that he regrets, it turns out now that James might wish he never left the Cavaliers.

According to a Fox Sports report, despite getting to play with buddies Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, James hates playing for the Heat so much that he plans to opt out of his contract after the 2014 and -- get this -- return to Cleveland.

Unfortunately, if Pujols finds the Anaheim locker room not to be as friendly as the one in St. Louis where he reigned supreme and was immune to any sort of discipline, he's stuck there for at least a decade. There are no opt outs in his contract that I am aware of, although the personal services contract that kicks in after his playing days are over may be voidable.