Knicks forward Cleanthony Early shot in knee during holdup

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Details of the Cleanthony Early Shooting


New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the knee early Wednesday morning after leaving a strip club in Queens, New York, according to reports.

According to the New York Daily News, Early was taking an Uber home at 4:15 AM with a female when he was boxed in by three cars and robbed by four to six people.

Early was reportedly shot in his right knee then robbed of jewelry.

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Early was taken to a hospital, then transported to another. The Daily News reports that the wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

Early was a second-round draft pick of the Knicks in 2014. He's played sparingly this season while hopping back and forth between the Knicks and their D-League affiliate.

As the Daily News notes, Early is the second Knicks player involved in a robbery this season. Forward Derrick Williams reportedly had $600,000 of jewelry stolen from his home after partying with two women.

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