Jeremy Lin has tied a New York tabloid record, appearing on the back cover of Newsday on Monday--the 20th consecutive day the new NBA sensation been featured in some form on the Long Island-based newspaper's sports front. That ties Tiger Woods' 20-day New York Post front page streak in 2009, after the golf star admitted to cheating on his wife.
Lin would've already broken Tiger's tabloid record had it not been for the New York Giants Super Bowl parade on Feb. 7, the day after Lin's first Newsday cover. Of the past 20 covers, he appears in the main photo 16 times and is mentioned somewhere on the other four.
Lin has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the past two weeks, only the second athlete to achieve that distinction. Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Jordan are the other two.
UPDATE: The streak is over. For the first time since Feb. 7, Jeremy Lin did not appear on Newsday's front or back cover on Tuesday. The Feb. 28 back cover of the paper featured Jeff Wilpon, the New York Mets' embattled owner, former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettite and note on the Daytona 500.
Below, Newsday's back covers, Feb. 8-27:
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