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Sport analyst Shannon Sharpe thinks that the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to win the NBA championship this season when LeBron James returns.

“It won’t be long now, I still believe in the Lakers. When you add the best player in the world, obviously things will go up and the Lakers are the team that has deep playoff experience,” he said on UNDISPUTED.

Sharpe also hinted at when the four-time NBA champion could come back from an injury. “It’s going to be alright. Coming to a city near you…Saturday/Sunday. I got a strong feeling probably Monday next week,” he said in reference to LeBron’s Instagram post in which he teased his return.

If Sharpe is right and James indeed returns on Monday, it would be in a road game against the Denver Nuggets.