A “New Age” Steve Clifford, talking about meditation and yoga? Ummm, some of the Charlotte Hornets players got quite a kick out of how their coach says he’s evolving. “I would pay to see that man meditate or do yoga,” power forward Marvin Williams said with a laugh, after his team beat the Washington Wizards 133-109 Wednesday in Clifford’s return from a medical leave. Clifford is serious about change. His doctors have warned him it’s crucial he changes not only how he works, but how he lives.
My buddy, Tim Bontemps, caused a bit of a fuss in Charlotte recently. Bomtemps covers the NBA nationally for the Washington Post. He wrote a column -- an opinion piece -- suggesting the Hornets consider trading point guard Kemba Walker this season, when his value would be greatest. Tim’s premise assumed the Hornets (18-25) are in for another rebuild, and that Walker might not be cool with re-signing in the summer of 2019 if that were the case.
Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky used to be big on Twitter. It fit his eclectic personality and acerbic sense of humor. Then, recently, Kaminsky cut the cord on the popular social-media app. “Twitter had gotten to be one of the most annoying things in my life, so I just deleted it,” Kaminsky said Wednesday morning.
@mikepersinger When MetLife opened, tens of thousands of Jets fans who were season-ticket holders for decades were told either to write a huge check or get moved into the nose bleeds. This can be a cold deal, with zero respect for customer loyalty.
@DavisWilliams22 But could you and I come to a middle ground that Twitter has emboldened certain people to express cruel and thoughtless things they would never dare say face-to-face. Over time, that gets really old for handy targets.
@DavisWilliams22 You think that is a fair summary of what Kaminsky said? I don't. This is why athletes duck tough questions so often. We ask them for serious answers to serious questions, then rip them for candor sharing how they really feel.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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