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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Cleanthony Early robbed, shot outside nightclub in New York


New York Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot in the leg Wednesday morning outside a nightclub in New York.

According to a report from the New York Daily News, Early was confronted by four to six people wearing ski masks who boxed in his Uber car with three vehicles of their own as he left CityScapes gentlemen’s club in Queens. The assailants took Early’s personal items and jewelry, which included a gold necklace and gold caps for his teeth.

Early was reportedly shot once in the knee cap and taken to a nearby hospital.

The incident with Early, who has appeared in 10 games for the Knicks this season and is averaging less than four minutes per game, is the only the latest involving an NBA player outside a New York nightclub. Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha suffered a broken leg while being arrested (video here) in New York City several months ago. He was later found not guilty of the charges he faced.

Photo: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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