By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Basketball Writer
Pat Riley puts it this way. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar never had any potential. Riley says, “he only had greatness.” Abdul-Jabbar’s reign of nearly four decades as the NBA’s most prolific scorer is coming to an end. LeBron James is closing in on taking the top spot that Abdul-Jabbar claimed in 1984. Riley coached Abdul-Jabbar with the Lakers and brought James to Miami as a free agent in 2010.
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