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Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Edited on: May 11, 2011 2:38 pm
 
The Eastern Conference finals schedule might be altered because of television talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Posted by Ben Golliver. oprah-bulls

A potential Eastern Conference finals match-up between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat would be a star-studded affair, but it can't take place until a much bigger star has her say.

The Miami Herald reports that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and NBA MVP Derrick Rose could have the start of their Eastern Conference finals match-up bumped up by billionaire television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who has Chicago's United Center booked for one of her final episodes.
The NBA informed a few involved parties before Tuesday’s Bulls game that if the Heat and Chicago win their series in six games or fewer, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals would need to be moved from Monday to Sunday night because the United Center likely is unavailable Monday to allow Oprah Winfrey’s crew to set up for the taping of one of her final shows. If the Heat or Bulls series go seven games, Game 1 of the Eastern finals would be Wednesday.
Winfrey, a Chicago icon, has been on air for 25 years according to ChicagoBusiness.com, and she is expected to tape in front of 21,000 fans. The show will air on May 23 and May 24.
The good news is that Rose is already very, very humble -- you might have heard -- so he should take this scheduling snafu in stride. As for how the Heat will react? Your guess is as good as mine. 

I'm sensing a massive synergystic marketing opportunity here. Odds that hometown stars Rose and/or Wade will make an appearance on Oprah's farewell show? Pretty good.
Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Oprah-- the show for women who can't think for themselves.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

It's not opera you retard...it's Oprah...If you're going to try to make an insult, at least know how to spell...



Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

The NBA is a lot bigger than it was in 1975 when the Golden State Warriors had to re-schedule an NBA Finals game vs the Bullets because of Barum and Bailey. 35 years and billions of dollars later, the NBA is the chief marketing and #1 selling venue in 27 of the 30 arenas in the country.

Those who say Oprah paid a hefty fee to the United Center's owners association did not read the fine print. Even a demi-goddess like her is subject to terms and conditions which prioritize the NBA usage requirements. 

Bottom line: Oprah's camera crew can readjust their setup and takedown time a lot more easily than the Heat and Bulls can readjust their knees and ankles in between playoff basketball games.

Let's see how much of a team player and exemplary behavior Harpo Production displays in the coming weeks... 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

I thought Oprah Winfrey is the epitome of all things Chicago. So why is this a problem? It's not every day that Winfrey retires from free TV to venture into subscription based TV. Besides, the Bulls make the playoffs every year so its nothing to worry about.



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Not exactly something that her chicago fanbase will appreciate probably.  Then again, they probably aren't the basketball types anyway.



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

you are a idiot



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

in glad there are a whole lot of opera haters cause she is a scum bag, and is super ugly with out make up  i mean ugly lol.



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

well she not done so fattys still can watch her on a diffrent channel lol,i agree with u i hate her guts, she hates whites its all the african amricans that get everthing.



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

right on bud :)







Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

she makes me sick,she just thinks she can do what ever she wants cause she has money i so dislike her, baskeball more important than her stupid  show.



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