It was only three months ago when some of the NBA's biggest stars clamored for a shorter season.Speaking for his peers before a preseason game, LeBron James said, "We all as players think [82 is] too many games" in the NBA schedule. Fellow former MVP Dirk Nowitzki recommended that the league slice the season down to the mid-60s, saying the litany of back-to-backs "hurts the product some. "These comments came on the heels of the NBA league office experimenting with a 44-minute preseason game.
'Tis the season for New Year's resolutions. For the New York Knicks, who at 17-18 remain in the hunt for one of the Eastern Conference's eight playoff spots despite a four-game losing streak, this year's resolution should be a simple one: Avoid collapsing in the second half for the third straight season. Two years ago, the Knicks were 22-22 before dropping 30 of their final 40 games. Last year, they began 16-13, only to finish an ugly 31-51.
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic took a shot at Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid following the Blazers' 114-110 win over the Sixers on Thursday night. According to Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk, Nurkic suggested Embiid isn't focused enough on doing what it takes to become a top-flight player:"He tries to be more famous than a player. I respect him. He's a good player. He's not about tough. He's a skill player, who is getting tired, it looks like.
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".