Idris Elba

Terps basketball assistant coach Bino Ranson (St. Frances) played ball on 'The Wire'

Terps basketball assistant coach Bino Ranson (St. Frances) played ball on 'The Wire'

HBO's "The Wire," which turns 15 years old this year, gave us so many wonderful things: Omar Little, a new way of spelling and pronouncing a profanitya whole scene built around a different profanity, Idris Elba, the greatest drama in TV history.

It also had a basketball scene that resembled actual basketball, which, even in this era of "Peak TV," is bafflingly rare. Most footage still looks like something out of...

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