Report: Knicks forward Cleanthony Early in stable condition after being shot and robbed


Some scary news out of New York: second-year Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was apparently shot early Wednesday morning outside of a Queens strip club and robbed of jewelry and other items. He was shot once in the knee and is in stable condition.

Via the New York Daily News:

New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the leg in an early-morning attack after leaving a Queens strip club, police sources told the Daily News.

Early was surrounded by four to six people wearing ski masks and robbed of his items and jewelry — including a gold necklace and gold caps on his teeth, sources said.

The shooting happened at 4:15 a.m., after Early left CityScapes gentlemen’s club on 58th Street in Maspeth Queens.

Early was reportedly in an Uber cab, about a mile away from the club, when three cars boxed in the vehicle.

He was shot once in the knee, police sources said. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, and his injury does not appear to be life-threatening.

In the coming days, more information will come out about this incident. But for now, the important thing is that Early appears to be in stable condition.

Here’s the Knicks’ statement on the incident: