The amused look on Brandon Ingram's face showed the extent to which he feels he has been rechristened. "It's like I don't have a first name," said Ingram, the corners of his mouth curling up at the realization. "It's really ‘B.I.,' ‘B.I.,' ‘B.I.' Even my fans call me ‘B.I.' The commentators call me ‘B.I.' That's the name they gave me as soon as I got here." The Lakers' second-year small forward doesn't recall being called by his initials while he was at Duke. The "B.I."
Kevin Ding is an independent sports writer and the statements and views expressed by him do not necessarily represent the views of the Los Angeles Lakers. No one Monday night spoke of Kobe Bryant, skillful player. In Lakers owner Jeanie Buss' prelude to the unveiling of Bryant's two retired jersey numbers, Jerry's daughter placed her emphasis on Bryant's hustle and heart, two words that Bryant, himself, had chosen to sum up in his career in his Dear Basketball retirement essay.
LOS ANGELES — Before we complain about the Los Angeles Clippers' lack of identity going forward, it's only fair to recall how embarrassing their previous identity was. Even before Donald Sterling's public downfall, the Clippers were losers, and not lovable ones. True, Chris Paul's tenure didn't bring a title, even if Steve Ballmer figured his 2014 arrival as owner was timed with the franchise going over the top, but it undeniably brought progress.
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".