The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP is nixing plans to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

The move comes on the heels of the controversy surrounding a just-surfaced recording said to be of Sterling making racist remarks. 

The civil rights organization was set to present Sterling with its lifetime achievement award at a May 15th banquet but on NBC's "Meet the Press," the group's interim president Lorraine Miller said Sterling would not be receiving the honor from the L.A. branch of the NAACP. 

While Sterling is known for his charity events that have benefited the local African-American and Latino communities in Los Angeles, he has also faced accusations of bias and racism in the past, including a housing discrimination lawsuit that was settled to the tune of two-point-seven-million-dollars in 2009.

The NBA says it's investigating the recording that was posted on TMZ this weekend. Current and past NBA players such as LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley have condemned the comments.