Knicks Baller Cleanthony Early Shot & Robbed Outside Of A Strip Club – They Even Took His Gold Caps!
New York Knicks baller Cleanthony Early was shot and robbed early Wednesday morning as he and his girlfriend were leaving a strip club in Queens.
The NBA baller was ambushed by half a dozen men in ski masks who shot in the knee and robbed of his jewelry. They even stole the gold caps off of his teeth!
Via New York Daily News:
Early, 24, was targeted by the ski-masked assailants shortly after leaving a Queens strip club with his girlfriend around 4:15 a.m., sources told the Daily News.
The couple was taking an Uber cab home from the CityScapes gentleman’s club hours after the Knicks beat the Pistons in Madison Square Garden when three cars appeared and boxed them in, sources said.
As many as a half-dozen men jumped from the vehicles, with one shooting Early in the right kneecap — the same one that required arthroscopic surgery last season.
They stole two gold chains, other jewelry and additional items — including the sparkling caps off the second-year player’s teeth — before escaping into the darkness in the industrial neighborhood.
New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was injured in an overnight shooting, police sources said.
The bridgework bling was later found lying in the street near a spent shell casing. An eyewitness said Early was standing and screaming in pain in the middle of Maurice Ave.
“It was madness in the middle of the night,” said Armand Czapkowski, 39, who lives nearby. “I heard him yelling … It looked like the guy was in pain. He started cursing.”
No arrests were made in the heist about a mile from the club. Sources said Early and his girlfriend were riding in the back of the cab, oblivious to the oncoming threat until the attackers stopped their ride.
The 6-foot-8 Knick benchwarmer, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, needed help from the cops to climb inside an ambulance.
“Prayers for my brother,” tweeted Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingas.
The injury did not appear to be life-threatening, and Early was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. Early called his mother after the shooting to assure her that he was alright.
“I did speak with him,” said his mother, Sandra Glover. “He’s in good spirits.”
Thank God he’s okay.
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