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Skip Bayless makes bold claim, says Pat Riley mentioned Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan in GOAT shouts but not LeBron James

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Skip Bayless is one of the many TV hosts who like to bring up the GOAT debate in basketball. Many agree that it comes down to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, but another NBA lifer has thrown a different name in the mix.

While on FS1's "Undisputed," former LA Lakers coach and current Miami Heat team president Pat Riely told Skip Bayless that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest of all time. He mentioned Michael Jordan in the conversation, but left out LeBron James.

Right now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, with James likely to pass him in the next few weeks. Abdul-Jabbar is also a 19-time All-Star, six-time champion, six-time MVP and two-time Finals MVP as well as a three-time NCAA champ at UCLA. The Hall of Fame center also has claim to having the most unstoppable move in the sport with the skyhook.

Pat Riley says Kareem’s the GOAT and MJ is in the conversation. But he does not mention LeBron. Now on @undisputed

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