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Los Angeles Times said that when the NBA season returns, it will be a mental challenge and teams will need to be able to grind games out.

The article points out that the Los Angeles Lakers have already dealt with international drama as well as the shocking death of Kobe Bryant, while the LA Clippers have dealt with their own issues trying to integrate two new superstars.

Hear why the three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe believes that LeBron James’ mental toughness and talent will prevail against the Clippers:

In 60 games so far this season, James is averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 10.6 assists per game, while shooting at 49.8 percent from the floor and 34.9 percent from deep.