Knicks Player Cleanthony Early Shot Outside of Club
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New York Knicks player Cleanthony Early has been shot in the leg during a robbery outside a Queens strip club.
Two law enforcement officials say Early was in a cab at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday outside the club CityScapes when the vehicle was surrounded by at least two other cars.
The officials say masked men got out and demanded Early’s “gold,” took a necklace and other belongings and shot him in the right leg.
The officials were not authorized to release the victim’s name and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The 24-year-old Early is hospitalized in stable condition.
The team said in a statement that it was aware of the incident and relieved it wasn’t life-threatening.