As the Golden State Warriors bask in the glow of their second NBA Championship in three years, 29 other teams across the U.S. (and Canada) are hard at work.
They're plotting how on earth they can beat a team that's got all the ingredients for a dynasty.
Even LeBron James - a superstar player who's still a human - concedes the Warriors are built to last.
“Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don’t show any signs of slowing down,”
"So there’s going to be a lot of teams that are trying to figure out ways to put personnel together to try and match that if they’re able to actually face them in a playoff series, both Eastern Conference and Western Conference."
"Because they’re built for — from my eyes — they’re built to last a few years. So we’ll see.”
James should know better than most.
He's been to seven straight NBA Finals, having won three of them with two different teams - Miami and Cleveland.
But at 32, even the "King" isn't sure he can outlast the young Dubs.
Finals' MVP Kevin Durant, who was lured over to the Bay this season, is 28.
Stephen Curry is 28 while Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have many more years of basketball left at 27.
Not that age is a factor for James who became the first player to average a triple-double (points, rebounds, assists) in the finals.
The talk around the NBA is that the only way the Warriors can be brought down is by another manufactured super team.
James is keen to make that team his Cavs, even if it means trading away a fellow star like Kyrie Irving, or more likely, Kevin Love.
And with that in mind, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George... even Chris Paul's agent can expect their phones to run hot in what looms as a fascinating off-season.