The FIBA Basketball World Cup came and went quietly, and hoop-heads' big dreams for an epic gold-medal showdown proved to be nothing but wishful thinking.
Host Spain went out in the quarterfinals, which thwarted the final match-up against America everyone anticipated. In the end, Team USA waltzed to the title with an average victory-margin of 33 points through nine games as the American public hardly batted an eye.
A 129-92 drubbing of Serbia in Sunday's gold-medal game secured the USA's championship run.
The American public, however, missed out. Team USA's dominant showing at the World Cup of basketball may not have produced much drama, but it did spawn plenty of quality highlights.
The NBA season is still six long weeks away, so let's relive some of those highlights in the meantime.