Dwight Howard almost called it quits on the NBA before he turned 30. Howard’s 2014–15 season was marked by a lingering knee injury that kept him out for two extended stretches, limiting him to just 41 games, and a decrease in production—particularly on the defensive end—followed. After the season, he told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, he thought about hanging it up. At a low point with the Rockets, after the 2014–15 season, he considered retiring.
Dwight Howard lands on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week for the fourth time in his career, and what a strange career it’s been. Each of Howard’s SI covers marks a different stage in his up-and-down time in the NBA, from Shaq’s successor as Orlando’s jovial, dominant big man, to maligned former superstar. It’s fascinating to look back at eight years of our coverage of one of the NBA’s biggest names. Check out the covers below and click the headlines to read the accompanying story.
The biggest story in the NFL this morning involves two guys who aren’t even in the league. After former Redskins receiver Santana Moss trashed Robert Griffin III in a radio interview Monday, Griffin hit back with a tweetstorm Tuesday morning. Moss spoke at length with Chad Dukes on Washington’s 106.7 The Fan about the circumstances of Mike Shanahan’s departure in 2013 and Griffin’s relationship with the former coach.
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".