"You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out, in my mind," Garrett said of the former Oklahoma City Thunder and current Golden State Warriors star to Ken Carman and Anthony Lima of 92.3 "The Fan."
"It's different when LeBron left. He went to (Miami to join) Wade and Bosh, but it wasn't something that was already guaranteed, something you already knew was going to have immediate success. (James) had to jell and work things into place."
Garrett's opinion might be skewed by the fact that he plays in Cleveland, but his comments were scathing, nonetheless.
"If I were him, I would've never made a move like that in the first place,'' he added. "Me, I'm too competitive to try and ride on somebody's coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you're at now. There's no point in leaving since you've already taken that moniker where he's been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning."
Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, was part of a Browns squad last year that went 0-16. He posted seven sacks in his rookie campaign.