Cleanthony Early only had 29 seconds of burn in the New York Knicks’ 108-96 win against the Detroit Pistons, but his Tuesday night saw plenty of action.
The second-year forward was robbed and shot in the leg after leaving a strip club in Queens following the game.
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Early, 24, was reportedly riding in a cab with his girlfriend when the robbery took place.
Per the NY Daily News:
The couple was in an Uber cab, about a mile away from the club, when three cars boxed in the vehicle, sources said. […] The men approached — two of them with guns, one wearing a ski mask — and pulled Early from the back seat, holding him up with semi-automatic pistols.
“Give me everything you got,” the men told Early, according to police sources. […] Early surrendered his cash, gold caps on his teeth, and two gold chains, as well as his iPhone 6, sources said, before shooting Early in the right knee. The Uber driver was also robbed, and the men took his ID.
Early was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, and was later being transported to another hospital. His injury does not appear to be life-threatening.