By Anthony Payero
(NEW YORK) Happy Wednesday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is Jan. 26, and the weekend is almost here!
Welcome to another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the quickest way to read the latest news from across the Big Apple. From sports to politics and entertainment, we have you covered!
On this Wednesday, here are the city's top stories you need to know:
The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, a game that ended with the Lakers going over by a score of 106-96 at Barclays Center. LeBron James led his team to the win with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Nets guard James Harden also notched 33 points for Brooklyn, but only two other teammates scored more than 10 points.
Harden spoke about the rumors he's been linked to about being unhappy with his role on the team after the game.
"Listen, I don't know about any reports," Harden said. "Of course, I'm frustrated because we're not healthy, there's a lot of inconsistency for whatever reason. Injuries, COVID, whatever you want to call it, so yeah, it is frustrating. I think everyone in this organization is frustrated because we are better than our record is and we should be on the way up. So that's all it is."
The Nets return to action on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul attended the first meeting of the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns at the New York State Intelligence Center, with Mayor Eric Adams virtually in attendance, as officials look to solve the spike in gun-related crimes.
"Where are these guns coming from? They aren't originating in the state of New York," Hochul said. "We are compelled to do everything we possibly can."
Hochul addressed the importance of the task force meeting, "So we can get to a point we don't grieve, we also celebrate our success and we can turn the corner on gun violence."
On Monday, New York Lottery announced the retirement of Yolanda Vega, who was part of the Draw Team for over 30 years.
"Yolanda Vega, our iconic Draw Team member, has retired after an incredible 32 years. We truly hit the jackpot by having her as a part of the New York Lottery family," New York Lottery announced on Twitter.
She introduced herself at the top of each announcement with a warm "Yolaaaaandaaaa Vegaaaa" that made her a recognizable face since the 1990s.