President Trump says the invitation given to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been rescinded after the NBA player said he did not want to join his championship-winning team's visit to the White House.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 "Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
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."
According to SFGate, the Warrior's general manager, Bob Myers said the matter of visiting the White House "deserves a proper forum" and "some honest discourse." He said that the team has already been in discussions with the White House over a visit.