For some insane reason, Clippers owner Donald Sterling was set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP next month, which would be the second one the organization has given him. In the wake of the ongoing scandal, however, the NAACP has cancelled its plans to honor Sterling. Per ESPN:
The interim president of the NAACP said Sunday morning that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will no longer receive a second lifetime achievement award that its Los Angeles chapter was going to give him next month.
Lorraine Miller made the announcement as a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning.
“If you’re silent about this, then you are accepting this,” Miller told the show’s host, David Gregory. “And people have got to say that this is not good and do something about it.”
This would have been the second time in six years that the Los Angeles chapter would have been given Sterling its lifetime achievement award.
The NBA is investigating an audio recording purportedly of Sterling making racist remarks to his girlfriend V. Stiviano. Commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday that the NBA needs to confirm authenticity of the audio tape and interview both Sterling and the woman in the recording.
“We do hope to have this wrapped up in the next few days,” Silver said Saturday.