The Golden State Warriors have decided not to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA Finals victory last season after President Trump pulled his invite to Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
"President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited," a statement Saturday afternoon said.
Instead, the team said that when they visit Washington, D.C., in February they will do something to "celebrate quality, diversity, and inclusion – the values that we embrace as an organization."
Earlier in the day, Trump said the invitation given to Curry had been rescinded after the NBA player said he did not want to join his championship-winning team's visit to the White House.
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," Trump declared in a tweet Saturday morning. "Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this year in the NBA Finals, four games to one, and Curry, one of the biggest names in the NBA, was a large contributing factor to their success.
Curry has been an outspoken critic of Trump and during the summer said he wouldn't like to go if his team went to the White House and meet the president – something which has become a tradition for championship winning teams to do.
"My views haven't changed," he said on Friday at a media day event. "I don't know if they can be changed."
He added: "I don't want to go. That's the nucleus of my belief. If it was just me, it would be a pretty short conversation."
A number of NBA players, among others, have come out in defense of Curry.
Lebron James of the Cavaliers called Trump a "bum" after he took away Curry's invite.