BOSTON, MA - MARCH 23: Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics steals the ball from Tony Allen #9 of the Memphis Grizzlies on March 23, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Boston Celtics 90-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
While the attraction was probably never felt on the same wavelengths from both sides, the Memphis Grizzlies quest to maybe, possibly, land Ray Allen is now officially over.
The news first landed a short while ago via Miami Heat owner Micky Arison's Twitter page. The not-so-cryptic "#20" he mentions was all the scoop anyone needs, but the announcement has also been confirmed by the likes of Adrian Wojnarowski and David Aldridge, so yeah, it's happening.
The Grizzlies were a long-shot in this one, to be sure, but still: Another one bites the dust.