The Suns didn't do much right in their season-opening loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Phoenix suffered the worst defeat in franchise history, falling to Portland by a final of 124-76. But there was one perfect moment in the middle of that disaster, a moment which will go down in the history books, when all five Suns players moved in perfect unison like a top synchronized swimming team.
The NBA is arguably in the finest era of star power the league has ever seen. With players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and many more making a sizable impact on the popularity of the sport, the NBA brings an intense level of interest during the regular season, playoffs and drama-filled offseason. But once those superstars are gone, who will fill the void? Don't worry. There are plenty of up-and-comers around the NBA ready to take the next step.
Who wouldn't want to play with LeBronâ€ŻJames? That's one of the biggest questions that emerged when Kyrie Irving made his trade request in late July. Wizards guard John Wall and Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillardâ€Żwere among those who expressed confusion, wondering why a key player on a team coming off its third consecutive trip to the NBA Finals would want to leave a perennial contender (as long as James is in town).
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".