Jeremy Lin has tied Newsday record for most consecutive appearances on the cover as the newest NBA star continues to receive media attention. He has appeared on 20 covers, tying Tiger Woods' streak in 2009, after he admitted to cheating on his wife.
Lin would have broken Tiger's astounding Newsday record had it not been for the New York Giant's Super Bowl parade on Feb. 7, reported Yahoo. Lin's face appeared as the main photo 16 times. The other four covers, he is mentioned somewhere with a smaller image.
Lin has also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the past two weeks. He is only the third athlete to achieve this honor from the sports magazine. Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Jordon are the others, reported Yahoo.
Lin became the first player in the National Basketball Association to have at least 20 points and seven assists in his four career starts, reported ESPN. Lin is also the first Chinese-American player to be play in the NBA. Lin's parents emigrated from Taiwan to California in the 1970s.
Linsanity also has had other affects. Shares of Madison Square Garden Co. reached an all-time high, reported the Associated Press. Since Lin has become part of the starting five, the Knicks have been on a five game win streak, which means higher profit for MSG. It was also reported that his sudden fame contributed to a deal between Time Warner and MSG.
Rangers and Knicks fans do tend to buy the stock when the teams are doing well, said Miller Tabak analyst David Joyce, according to AP.