http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/n...knicks-is-robbed-and-shot-in-queens.html?_r=0 Cleanthony Early of the Knicks Is Robbed and Shot in Queens By BENJAMIN MUELLER DEC. 30, 2015 Three cars converged on an Uber cab carrying a New York Knicks forward, Cleanthony Early, home from a strip club in the predawn hours on Wednesday, the authorities said, with masked men jumping out and shooting him in the right knee before escaping with several necklaces and gold caps on his teeth. Mr. Early, 24, an athletic forward who has seen little playing time this season, was in stable condition after emergency medical workers took him to Elmhurst Hospital Center after the shooting, around 4:30 a.m. He was heading home from CityScapes Gentlemen’s Club with a girlfriend when three cars boxed in his cab and forced it to the side of the road about a mile from the club in Maspeth, Queens, the authorities said. A group of men streamed out of the cars, with some of them wearing ski masks and two of them carrying small semiautomatic guns, the police said. They ordered Mr. Early out of the cab. The men stole his cash, gold caps on his teeth, an iPhone and two yellow metal chains with medallions, the police said, and Mr. Early was shot in his right knee. The Uber driver’s identification card was also taken. The woman was unharmed; none of her belongings were stolen. The police said no arrests had been made. The coordinated attack was the second time in a matter of weeks that a young Knicks player has been robbed of jewelry after a late night out at a club.