“The game‘s out there, and it’s play or get played. That simple.”
I can only imagine that’s what was running through the mind of Omar Little Jr. as he was arrested last night in Baltimore on a hand gun violation. No, I’m not talking about a rerun of The Wire I was watching On-Demand. I’m talking about a real life (alleged) criminal in Baltimore who happens to share a name with the show’s most iconic character.
Apparently, The Wire creator David Simon has already stated that the real-life Omar is in no way related to the fictional character played by Michael K. Williams, and that the name is purely coincidence. But if it turns out the real-life Omar has a penchant for robbing drug dealers or banging twinks, I’m going to go ahead and call bullsh*t. Then again, even if Simon did steal this man’s identity, who cares? It’s all in the game, yo. (Warming Glow)