Ever since the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship in June, rumors have been swirling that the team would skip out on the customary celebratory White House visit.
On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he was withdrawing his offer to visit the White House after the Golden State Warriors' star point guard, Charlotte native Steph Curry, said he was hesitant to visit the president.
The White House and the Warriors have been playing a wait-and-see game for months now, with the National Basketball Association acting as a sort of intermediary until the team decides whether or not to visit.
While it was unclear whether or not Trump actually extended an invitation to the Warriors, Curry told ESPN on Friday that he did not want to attend the ceremony if it happened.
Curry's wife, Ayesha, also mocked Trump - and urged her Twitter followers to donate to natural disaster relief efforts for Mexico (something the president failed to mention during his Saturday morning Twitter rant).
Some of Curry's teammates, including fellow All-Star Kevin Durant, have also expressed their disinterest in visiting the White House and meeting Trump.
"We're going to do what our leader (Curry) does", Iguodala said. He's fired. He's fired!' " Trump said on Friday during a speech in Alabama. "That's kind of the nucleus of my belief".
Instead of, you know, doing the job the Electoral College gave him in 2016, he is whining about professional athletes, lashing out about awards shows, and throwing tantrums about ESPN. "Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore the invitation is withdrawn".
But how did the topic-and Curry's role in it, in particular-even make its way to the top of Trump's priorities? "I don't want to go". "It's not just the act of not going". James tweeted. "So therefore ain't no invite".
Trump's tweet came minutes after FOX News aired a segment on Curry and his comments, in case you needed any further indication that the president is obsessed with news coverage about himself.