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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: May 24, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Coming from a Bulls fan... The problem with this is that if the Celtics win game 5, Game 6 will be on friday. Assuming the Bulls win their game 6 on thursday, the Heat would then play on friday night against the Celtics in Boston and if they win, would have to turn around and play game 1 against the Bulls on sunday.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

That is stupid, its playoffs, nothing should be in the way of the playoffs.  I dont care if it is Oprah, its NBA playoffs. 



Since: Nov 21, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Wow, such hostility in everyones language.  While I dont care to much about Ocra, we all should know that she paid a hefty amount to book the United Center and owners are not given that up.  I do feel the Bulls should play first. 




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

ummm. whats the big deal.. if the bulls and heat win their next game they play sunday night instead of monday night.. if one or both lose its mute..  why is this gonna be a problem ??

lets stir up a controversy over nothing, cause the bulls and heat may have to play a day earlier then scheduled..  dumb



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

tell oprah to stay home and count her money




Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

absolutely agree. how do they not plan for this? poor management!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

Screw Oprah!  I'm glad that fat racist pig is done.  Now maybe all the overweight housewives that watch that stupid show will get off their fat behinds and lose some wright!



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

 Ben Golliver...nuff said.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

who the f*%$ said Chicago was playing the Heat anyways.....couldve sworn that those two series arent finished yet.  Oprah is god awful....she hypnotized fat house wives and made a fortune from it.....fata$$.




Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Oprah Winfrey could bump East finals schedule

agree with you, but money speaks louder than <span style="color: #000000;">"sports sanctity" or whatever you call it


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