LeBron James has reportedly reached out to Kevin Durant via text about joining him with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"LeBron James reached out to Kevin Durant via text, from what I'm told, about coming to Los Angeles," said Stephen A. Smith. "I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was. That's not the information I got. But I will tell you that I did hear is that behind the scenes Kevin Durant was like 'why would I do that? You know what, as far as I'm concerned LeBron James is a big time player but the way I look at it, I should be perceived as the best in the world. Why would I think about doing something like that.'"

Durant will also be a free agent this offseason but he's so far expressed his intent to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors.

The long-term future of Durant with the Warriors, however, remains uncertain.