For those of you who claimed the 2016-17 NBA season was boring and anticlimactic...welcome to the offseason! At this point, it's clear that "off" and "season" make up the league's biggest oxymoron. Since the Finals concluded, there's been enough action to make up for any uninspiring narratives that failed to pique your interest during Cavs-Warriors Round 3. Now, it's all about trades (which we've already seen plenty of), free agency (right around the corner) and, yes, the draft.
Long before the confetti cannons burst, before Kevin Durant danced and Stephen Curry shimmied in a storm of yellow crepe paper, long before they were christened as champions, the Golden State Warriors earned an exhaustive list of labels. "A superteam," if you admired them. "Dominant," if you respected them. "Boring," if you resented their dominance. "Obscenely talented" once Durant signed with them last July. And maybe too talented for the good of the NBA.
OAKLAND, Calif. — It began with a phone call last June 19, an impassioned plea from Draymond Green to Kevin Durant, made from the arena parking lot just after the Golden State Warriors' crushing Game 7 defeat in the NBA Finals. "KD, we need you." Or, you know, maybe it didn't. "A hundred percent false," Durant said Sunday, contradicting his teammate's version of events. "No, he didn't make that call. Not right after the game."
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".