James Harden has spent the last five years in Houston, becoming an NBA superstar, household name and international celebrity as the high-scoring leader of the Houston Rockets. Over the weekend, the two-time Most Valuable Player runner-up wanted to let a city just beginning to pick up the pieces from the destruction of Hurricane Harvey know that he plans to be part of that rebuilding effort, and part of Houston, for many years to come.
Now that the deal is absolutely, 100 percent, officially official, and Kyrie Irving is now the starting point guard for the Boston Celtics, the four-time All-Star on Thursday took a moment to bid a fond farewell to the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers who have followed his career and supported him since the team chose him with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
Jonathon Simmons made a name for himself in the NBA world with the San Antonio Spurs, but he was born and bred a few hours east in Houston. He was back in his hometown when Hurricane Harvey made its approach to South Texas, and like millions of others in its path, he had to evacuate to escape rising foodwaters and find shelter from the ravaging storm that has reportedly claimed at least 38 lives.
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".