It would be difficult to call it anything more for the teams that settled for the rest of the best during 2010 free agency.
While LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh play on for the Miami Heat, the consolation prizes from the July 2010 free-agency free-for-all hardly provided any consolation at all this past week.
Amare Stoudemire was fouling out of win-or-go-home Game 5 for the New York Knicks against the Heat, his left hand pieced together by mesh and staples.
Carlos Boozer was shooting 1 for 11 and watching from the bench at the finish as the Chicago Bulls' season slipped away against the Philadelphia 76ers.
And Joe Johnson, who somehow secured the largest contract of all that 2010 offseason, shot 7 of 17 with just two assists and one rebound as the Atlanta Hawks' season came to an end against the Boston Celtics.