The Cleveland Cavaliers are the dominant force in the Eastern Conference. They have been in control on that side of the Mississipi river since LeBron James returned to the organisation and they look set to continue their stranglehold in the new campaign.
However, their power stretches far beyond the court, and Terrence Ross was the victim of it recently on UCLA's college campus.
The fourth-year pro knows all about the strength of Cleveland and LeBron James having taken them to six games in the conference finals, and he fell victim to the franchise as they flexed their muscles yet again in Los Angeles.
Ross had been working out teammate Bruno Caboclo and coaches for a week at the Bruins' gym when he was told he could no longer use the facility. When he asked why the 25-year-old was told LeBron and his teammates had rented out the whole gym for a week.
The Toronto duo remained on campus but were forced to use the recreational court, which was in a poor condition.
He said: "I'm parking my car one day, I see this Maybach and a couple of other cars pull up, (and I thought) 'That's probably LeBron and them.
"When I get done working out, I see him and Tristan (Thompson) and a couple other guys working out.
"They get the practice gym, we went to like the student's recreational side. We had to put the curtain down to keep the students from getting into our workout. And on top of that, the basket on the other side of the court was like tilted all the way. You can't even use it. The thing was falling off.
"I was like 'Man. How much money (James) got? I was like (grunt). It must be nice to be a world champion.'"