The retired New York Yankees star was discussing the Met Gala with Sports Illustrated when he brought up Elba. “We had a great table,” he says. “The black guy from The Wire—Idris Elba, yeah, and his new wife (Sabrina Dhowre). Some famous singer next to me, I don’t know what her name is." Of course, Elba was one of many black guys who were on The Wire, which was groundbreaking for its predominantly African-American cast.