*New York Knicks player Cleanthony Early took a bullet to the leg early Wednesday as he was leaving a strip club, according to reports.
Early left CityScapes in Queens with his girlfriend at about 4:30 a.m. in an Uber when the vehicle was surrounded by at least two other cars and as many as six men got out, the two officials said.
Early gave up two gold chains before he was shot in the right kneecap, the officials said. The men drove off. The Uber driver and girlfriend were uninjured, and the driver was robbed only of his ID.
Early, 24, was hospitalized in stable condition.
The Knicks said in a brief statement that it was aware of an incident and “relieved that he is not in a life-threatening situation.”
Police are on the hunt for suspects and trying to determine if the attack was planned-out or spur-of-the-moment.
The theft comes about 10 days after Knicks forward Derrick Williams was robbed of $617,000 in jewelry from his home. He had taken home two women from a Manhattan club. Police are still looking for suspects.