Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup

CHICAGO (CBS) Both the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat have the lead in their respective Eastern Conference semifinal matcups.

A potential meeting between the two teams in the conference finals would be a prime-time event, but that series’ start date could get bumped a day for another event.

Accoridng to a Miami Herald report, the NBA informed a “few involved parties” that if both the Bulls and Heat win their series in six or fewer games, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals would need to be moved from a Monday start to a Sunday start.

The move would need to be made because on that Monday, crews will be setting up for the taping of one of Oprah Winfrey’s final shows at the United Center.

However, if either series is pushed to seven games, the conference finals wouldn’t start wouldn’t start until Wednesday.

  • Joe Patroni

    Troops are fighting and dying in Afghanistan. Bin Laden was captured. Imemployment is still high. Debate on the debt ceiilingis heating up and I can’t afford to fill up my car. So this is news?

    • StupidPeopleFTW

      Dont read it then, you dope. Also, learn to spell.

    • Jason

      You are reading an article in a sports section about an eastern conference championship game being moved. Yes, it is news, especially in this section. If you want to hear about doom and gloom all the time, then choose to read it. Just because you do not care about sports, does not make it less news worthy.

      You, “is this news” people need to get a life!

  • Mike

    Yes, it’s news.

    Hope that helped.

  • Gunther

    Oprah is all about OPRAH.

  • Cameltoe Rancher

    Oprah has become so large that only the United Center can hold her girth.

    And a solid F-You to anyone offended that I don’t hold tubby in high regards.

    • Spoon

      No one can hold Oprah up high. Without a serious training regime.

  • Ricardo

    So let me get this straight, oprah could potentially take away a much needed rest day for the Bulls?! Someone needs to tell big bones to beat it.

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  • Big O

    I don’t really care for Oprah either, but she booked the arena months ago. Obviously, the Bulls didn’t really think they would be hosting a Conference Championship game back then, so they booked it for Oprah. So they have 3 days rest instead of 4. So what? It’s not like it’s going to make a difference. They aren’t going to the NBA Finals this year anyway, so one day won’t make a difference.

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