04/28/2014 09:30 am ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

NAACP Will Not Present Lifetime Achievement Award To Donald Sterling In Wake Of Controversy


The Los Angeles NAACP chapter has decided not to present Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award after the Clippers owner was caught on tape making racist comments to his girlfriend.

The branch originally came under fire when Sterling was still listed as a 2014 honoree Saturday night, after the controversy had been reported. However, the NAACP tweeted an update Sunday morning:

Sterling's comments have drawn criticism and outrage both inside and outside of the NBA. Magic Johnson said the incident is a "black eye" on the NBA, and President Obama called the comments "incredibly offensive."

The league said it was investigating the tape, calling the remarks "disturbing and offensive."