Sorry Bulls fans, your NBA Eastern Conference Finals appearance is not the most important thing happening in Chicago next week. Game 1 between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat will not longer take place on Tuesday because Oprah Winfrey needs to use United Center, where the Bulls usually play, to film Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular. Worries over scheduling conflicts mounted earlier this week as the previous rounds involving the Bulls and Heat both ran long, and few people argued that a silly basketball game should come between the daytime talk show legend her finale. The game will now take place on Sunday giving players less time to rest.
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