Remember Shaun White and Pierre-Luc Gagnon's classic Skateboard Vert battle at X Games 17 last year? If not, we've included a clip from it above as a refresher. We've also included it because that's the only X Games battle between White and Gagnon that you're gonna see this summer. Yesterday, White's publicist announced that the reigning Skateboard Vert gold medalist will not be participating in X Games Los Angeles 2012.

"Shaun has decided to sit out this year's X Games in Los Angeles," his publicist said. "This has been a lively year so far; he's now getting back on his skateboard and is excited for summer."

Boo. Tell the truth: Is Bar to blame for this?!

[via ESPN]