New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early is in stable condition this morning after a brutal incident outside a strip club late last night.
Early and his girlfriend left CityScapes gentlemen's club in Queens at about 4 AM. The uber they had called was quickly boxed in by three vehicles and four to six armed men emerged, two armed with semi-automatic weapons
They took Early's cash, the gold caps on his teeth, two gold chains and his iPhone 6. Then they shot Early in the right knee. The Uber driver was also robbed.
"We are aware of what occurred with Cleanthony Early this morning and are relieved that he is not in a life-threatening situation," The Knicks said in a statement. "We will not comment any further until we receive more information.Early, a little used second year player, grew up in The Bronx.
Earlier this month, Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $750,000 worth of jewerly by two women he had met in a club and took back to his NYC apartment.