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A former Yahoo Sports contributor, Mark is senior editor at CelticsLife.com, one of the largest independent NBA sites on the web. He's been a Boston Celtics season ticket holder since 2007, and has worked as both a Red Sox and Celtics beat reporter for CLNS Radio. Mark writes about the NBA for HoopsHabit.com on Sports Illustrated's FanSided Network. He is also the editor in chief of LucidSportsFan.com, for which he's posted new features everyday since it's inception in March of 2011; and has been sited by the Wall Street Journal. Mark can be found on twitter @LucidSportsFan.

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  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 217 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    You're welcome, Mark!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 265 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    Hi, Mark. Per the B/R stylebook, "The abbreviation "vs." should be used in headlines and article text for references to games, matches or fights (e.g. "Red Sox vs. Yankees")." That's why I changed it to "Lakers vs. Nuggets matchup." More information can be found in the "versus, vs., v" section of the stylebook's usage dictionary. I hope that helps!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 271 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    No problem, Mark!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 369 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    Great, thanks Mark!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 389 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    No problem, Mark. Thanks for writing!

  • James Rogers posted 406 days ago

    James Rogers

    You're welcome, Mark! Tweet attribution does take practice—writers may feel the inclusion throws off the flow of an article. However, here's a note taken from the Stylebook: "Note also that embedded tweets, like all quotes, do in fact require explicit introductory attribution to their original sources, though the attribution does NOT require a hyperlink if the embedded tweet contains a link." Hope this helps. Let me know!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 417 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    Hi Mark! I left the hyphen in "sixth highest" because it was a compound modifier ("sixth highest" modifying "average"), whereas the other usages were not. I hope that helps, and thanks for the note!

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 451 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    Hi Mark! Thanks for the note. You're right—I did add the Speier link for clarification since two of his articles were linked to in your story. I hope that helps!

  • Delores Smith-Johnson posted 480 days ago

    Delores Smith-Johnson

    You're welcome, Mark! No problem regarding the link concern. When it comes to links, there are those times when a tech glitch may cause an issue, and at other times, a site may be down at the time of a review. Take care and have a great weekend!

  • Susan Turek posted 526 days ago

    Susan Turek

    Sure thing, Mark! The whole .com thing can be tricky, so no worries. I usually check to see if ".com" is part of the official name (ex: Baseball-Reference.com, WhoScored.com) or if it would add clarity (ex: an ESPN.com writer vs. an ESPN television analyst). It's also preferred to go with the most familiar form in everyday language. With the ESPN Boston example, it's also a style thing, since it looks a lot more clean to say "ESPN Boston" than "ESPNBoston.com" (ESPN New York, CSN Philly, ESPN Chicago, etc.). Hope that helps. If you have any more questions feel free to let me know.

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