If the Golden State Warriors had flown out of Oklahoma City on Wednesday night with a 14th tick of the season in the ‘Win’ column, maybe Kevin Durant could have shrugged off the inevitable questions about Russell Westbrook. But that didn’t happen.
We’re 19 games into Lonzo Ball’s NBA career, and everyone from the Lakers’ kit man to LaVar, of course, to Luke Walton to Stephen A. Smith to Newsweek to LeBron James to Homer Simpson has given a take on the Lakers’ rookie point guard. (N.B., the Lakers’ kit man’s views on Ball are unknown but it can only be a matter of time before LaVar drags his boys onto that show).
The 2017-18 regular season is still less than a quarter complete, as of Thursday afternoon. That’s far too early to start compiling any kind of M.V.P. list, right? Anything could happen between now and June, within reason that is. The Nets aren’t making the playoffs, for instance. The NBA’s league leaders through 18 games, though, look likely to stay there for the rest of the year, barring injury—either because they have been here before or due to sheer statistical dominance.
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".