What truly awful news.
New York Knicks small forward Cleanthony Early is the latest high profile victim of gun violence after he was robbed and shot early Wednesday morning.
Apparently, the NBA player was leaving a strip club in Queens at around 4:15 a.m. when six masked men surrounded his Uber, robbed him and the woman he with, and shot him in the knee.
Luckily, the woman and driver were not injured and the 24-year-old basketball star is currently recuperating at Elmhurst Hospital, but there's no word yet on if or when he'll be able to play again.
It's also unclear why Cleanthony was targeted, but the attackers managed to steal his jewelry and gold teeth… so his wealth may have had something to do with it.
We're glad no one was killed, but we hope the Police are able to catch these terrible men.
Get well soon, Cleanthony.
[Image via Cleanthony Early/Instagram.]