"The rich keep getting richer" is a perfect way to describe the 2012 NBA offseason.
The Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers have become even more dangerous heading into the 2012-13 season, and their respective moves and acquisitions will also prove to be real difference-makers when it comes to the overall shape and structure of the league over the next few years.
The NBA is no longer a competitive league—the balance of power has shifted to a few "elite" teams that have the draw and appeal to acquire top-tier talents like never before.
The common themes of this past offseason? First, that super-teams are a thing of the present (and future) in the league, and that rivalries don't mean nearly as much as they once did.
Ahead are five offseason moves that reshaped the league and solidified the NBA as a league where parity and small-market teams have little to no chance.