Knicks’ Cleanthony Early Shot In The Knee During Robbery Outside Of Strip Club


Early this morning, New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Ealry was shot and robbed after being helped up by six gunmen as he was leaving a New York City strip club.

Here are the details via The New York Post

Early had dinner with his gal pal in SoHo before arriving at CityScapes about 1:30 a.m., sources said. They jumped into an Uber at 4:15 a.m. and began fooling around in the back seat, not paying attention to where the car was going, sources said.

The cab drove a short distance to an industrial area, in front of 64-70 Maurice Ave., before three cars boxed the vehicle in, sources said.

There were four to six men inside those cars and two men — one masked, one not masked — pulled Early and his girlfriend out of the car, sources said.

One of the men demanded, “give me everything you got” — including the gold caps in Early’s teeth. Early forked over the caps, cash, two gold chains with medallions and an iPhone6.

Early was shot once in the right knee, sources said. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

The whole thing sounds straight out of a movie but unfortunately it’s something that pro athletes that make millions of dollars have to deal with and worry about on a daily basis.