The slow grind, as Isaiah Thomas calls it, is about to speed up. If the Cleveland Cavaliers star has his way, he’ll be on the court with LeBron James & Co. late next month and their play will answer all those questions that surround them. The hip that knocked him out of the conference finals in May, and that caused so much consternation when it delayed the stunning trade with the Boston Celtics in late August, is feeling better every day.
When you’re talking about professional athletes, there’s no qualifier more daunting than “if healthy.”And so goes the early NBA life of Joel Embiid. If healthy, the Philadelphia 76ers big man who missed 51 games as a rookie, has a chance to be one of the best players in the history of the league. If healthy, the 23-year-old who has spent so much of his second NBA season using game time as his sole source of conditioning, could make these kind of special nights a regular occurrence.
Isaiah Thomas knows he can’t control where his underdog story goes next. Does he come back better than ever from the hip injury that forced him off the floor back in May, when his Boston Celtics fell in the conference finals to the very Cleveland Cavaliers team that would trade for him less than three months later? Does he get sweet revenge with LeBron James at his side, maybe even beating Kyrie Irving’s Celtics in a conference finals rematch that leads to his first chance to win it all?
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".