The season's first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules.
The season's last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules.
From China to Disney, this was an NBA season like none other - and quite probably like none ever again.
The NBA off-season has officially started, the bubble at Walt Disney World is closed and the Lakers have their 17th championship.
Nobody knows everything that will happen over the coming weeks as far as how rosters and coaching staffs will be reshaped.
As a bonus this year, nobody knows when anything will happen, either.
But while a difficult season is over, the difficulties the league and players face are not. The coronavirus pandemic is still raging.
The players fight against racial inequality and their quest for social justice, which were top priorities of this NBA restart, continue.
While nobody knows when the next NBA game is - the 2020-21 campaign has been slated to to tip off in December - the Lakers' LeBron James began looking forward during the trophy ceremony celebrating his fourth title.
"Everybody from the NBA, the NBPA, putting this thing together and us using our voices, us being together ... we know we all want to see better days," James said.
The priority, for the past seven months, was getting through the pandemic safely and salvaging the season.
That happened; a champion was crowned, a bubble was built and nobody tested positive for three months inside that NBA campus in large part because of extremely tight regulations surrounding conduct and safety.
Now comes a quick pivot toward figuring out all things related to money for next season such as the salary cap and luxury tax, as well as when teams can resume play - and where.
"These issues are a bit complicated and difficult in many cases," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who hopes to play a full 82-game season and playoffs in home arenas with fans, said.
"But there's no reason to believe that with our counterparts at the (National Basketball) Players Association that we won't be able to work through them."