Here we are again, in the heart of summer, contemplating life without the NBA. While the dead space between Summer League and training camp can leave NBA folks longing for basketball, there is always the promise of a new seasonâ€”and a new rookie classâ€”to keep us occupied. And the wait for this class has been particularly lengthy. Players like Lonzo Ball, Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Josh Jackson were lauded long before they ever suited up in college.
The Holy Grail for most marquee athletes is to have a signature sneaker, complete with their name, brand and desired look. In no place is that more readily displayed than the NBA, where names like LeBron, KD and Kyrie own the sneaker space. Still, that's rarified air, as only a handful of players get the honor. While many around the league are left to settle for nondescript player editions, DeMar DeRozan has taken a different approach.
Charles Barkley will always be vocal, whether informed or not. As a former member of the Philadelphia 76ers, he is in a unique position to speak on team matters. It’s hard to critique anyone in any position only three and a-half months into their tenure, though. Nevertheless, Barkley did that in an interview with CBS Philly when he voiced his displeasure with Sam Hinkie’s job as 76ers general manager.
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".