Basketball is back, and it's going to be good. We're not talking about the game you're used to seeing on television. You won't find endless timeouts, soft players or refs trying to make themselves the stars of the show in the BIG3. To make it in this 3-on-3 basketball tournament presented by media icon Ice Cube and featuring some of the best to play the game, you have to be able to take it just as well as you can dish it out.
The NBA offseason is upon us, but the rivalry between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook continues. You might recall Westbrook’s Instagram response to KD’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors last summer â€” a picture of a heaping helping of cupcakes. At first glance, Westbrook’s social media post seemed innocuous enough. In fact, we didn’t assume it had anything to do with Durant.
Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash via the NBA's new television deals means they can sign much richer contracts by opting out this summer. Paul provides an especially interesting case study.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".