New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and forward Carmelo Anthony spoke with the media regarding the Cleanthony Early shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday morning.
Early was shot in his right kneecap outside a strip club in Queens before being robbed of his jewelry and possessions. His injuries aren't believed to be life threatening and is in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital (Dec. 30).
Fisher felt it was too soon to elaborate on what his players should be doing off the court.
"While Cle's still in the hospital I'm not going to really get into a debate over what guys should or shouldn't be doing," Fisher said.
This is the second time a Knicks player has been robbed this month. Derrick Williams was robbed of reportedly $750, 000 worth of jewelry earlier in December (Dec. 22).
"It's clear they're victims," Fishing said regarding both incidents. "They didn't break any laws."
Anthony said that GM Steve Mills, Fisher and the head of security addressed the team this morning.
"We need to do a better job of putting ourselves in a safer environment," Anthony said when asked what he took away from the team meeting.
Anthony, who recently appeared in a gun control PSA on behalf of the NBA, made a plea to see more done.
"It's just something that we have to do," said Anthony. "I mean, we've got to figure it out."