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Charities grapple with Sterling donations: To keep or not to keep?

by Mary Plummer | Take Two

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File: Donald T. Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, heads back to his courtside seat to watch the second half of the Clippers' 94-87 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the teams' NBA Western Conference first-round playoff series in Denver on Thursday, April 27, 2006. David Zalubowski

The Clippers open their playoff series against the Thunder tonight in Oklahoma City.

That's the sport side.

On the front office side, the NBA said Saturday it intends to appoint a chief executive officer to supervise team operations. The team owner, Donald Sterling, was fined and barred from association with the club after was heard making racist comments on tape.

Many have been quick to distance themselves from Sterling. The local chapter of the NAACP cancelled plans to give him a lifetime achievement award and its president, Leon  has resigned.  Sponsors have withdrawn and some non-profits either are giving money back or refusing to take it.

KPCC's Mary Plummer looks at the fallout.

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