The BEST Episodes of Ballers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Set in Miami, Ballers is a half-hour dramedy centered on a group of current and former professional football players, as well as their families, friends, and handlers. The series goes beyond the game and explores not only the challenges that current players face, but also takes a behind-the-scenes, real look into their lives both on and off the field.
#1 - Game Day
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 25, 2016
Spencer makes a last-ditch effort to get back what he's lost. Ricky awaits a call that could define his future. Vernon takes a road trip. Siefert offers Charles a big opportunity, but it comes at a cost.
#2 - Laying in the Weeds
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 11, 2016
Spencer's Draft Day party finds him trying to keep a lid on the firm's private affairs. Meanwhile, Charles and Ricky have a major disagreement; and Travis wonders how bright his future will be.
#3 - Players Only
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2019
Despite having a bullseye on his back, Spencer refuses to back down in his fight for the league's players. Joe embraces a new state of mind as he finds peace with himself. Julie encourages Charles to take care of unfinished business. Ricky decides to strike out on his own with his latest project. Reggie takes the next step in his career, with some encouragement from Vernon.
#4 - There's No Place Like Home, Baby
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 7, 2018
Spencer takes his fight to the next level and Ricky gets real with Charles.
#5 - Head-On
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 16, 2015
Joe feels slighted when his efforts at work go unnoticed; Spencer tries to make amends; Bella challenges Ricky to act like an adult; Vernon is nowhere to be found after discovering what Reggie's been up to.
#6 - Million Bucks in a Bag
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 18, 2016
Spencer gets a surprising offer from Andre; Ricky mulls where to put down roots; Vernon works overtime to return to the field; Charles and Julie clash over his busy schedule.
#7 - Flamingos
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2015
Spencer faces a tough decision when Joe has an idea for a new venture; Ricky is confronted by his dad; Charles gets another chance; and Jason and Spencer try to get through to Vernon once and for all.
#8 - Everybody Knows
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 28, 2016
Spencer scrambles to stay ahead after Andre makes a surprise visit to the office. Joe discovers the skeletons in his partner’s closet. Ricky tries to make amends with Dennis, as Charles plots to keep Ricky in Miami. Travis confides in Spencer during a talk-show appearance.
#9 - The Devil You Know
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2018
Spencer takes a big risk, with the potential to blow the deal. After a heart-to-heart with Ricky, Charles spells out his vision for the team. Joe and Reggie enlist Vernon and Terrell “Sizzle” Suggs to persuade Illegal Civilization.
#10 - Elidee
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 31, 2016
Spencer advises a reluctant Vernon to stay quiet when the truth behind his injury threatens his career. Trying to stave off Andre’s attacks on their business, Spencer and Joe butt heads over how best to advise a client. Charles worries whether he’s up for a challenge. A hard-to-impress Ricky takes a trip to tour a potential new home.
#11 - Everything Is Everything
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 26, 2015
Charles decides he is going to be selfish. Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky's off-field activities end up being revealed.
#12 - Seeds of Expansion
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 23, 2017
Looking to score high-profile clients to pay off his debts to Ricky and Vernon, Spencer hits a roadblock with Mr. Anderson, who wants to focus on the Las Vegas market by partnering with casino magnate Wayne Hastings, Jr.. Ricky ponders fatherhood; Vernon and Reggie eye an edgy endorsement; Larry makes Charles the face of bad news at a team press conference.
#13 - Protocol Is for Losers
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2019
While peacefully enjoying retirement and reflecting on his past, Spencer gets a tantalizing offer to become the first black majority team owner in professional football history. A year after splitting with Spencer, Joe eyes a big swing at Sports X with his new partner, Lance. Ricky finds himself in hot water with Charles, and Vernon considers a life outside of football, much to Reggie's chagrin.
#14 - World of Hurt
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 7, 2016
Spencer and Joe search for Andre’s weakness, while Vernon anxiously awaits news. Jason faces an uphill battle as he woos a client. Ricky tries to understand his dad. Charles gets the real deal from Siefert.
#15 - Machete Charge
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2015
Ricky tries to find common ground with Alonzo. Charles's marriage is put to the test. Spencer and Joe step in to help Vernon with a crisis.
#16 - Ends
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 2, 2015
Ricky flies off the handle; Spencer and Charles say good-bye to Roddney; Jason meets his mother's new beau.
#17 - Who Wants a Lollipop
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 6, 2019
Spencer and Joe get into past grievances while working out a major player deal, after which Spencer makes a public statement that's sure to have consequences; Ricky is on the defensive in a meeting with a Hollywood bigwig.
#18 - Gaslighting
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 9, 2015
Spencer tries to save Vernon by confronting his past; Ricky tries to reconcile with Bella; Charles finds that his football skills come in handy.
#19 - Yay Area
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 24, 2017
Spencer and Joe get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky maps out a new future. Jason gets Charles another crack at a coveted job. Reggie makes an impact at training camp.
#20 - Saturdaze
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 21, 2016
Spencer attempts to broker peace between Travis and a critic. Struggling to adjust to his new role on the team, Charles is tasked with delivering bad news. Joe encounters Andre one-on-one. Still torn about his future, Ricky is thrown for a loop when Dennis decides to have more of a voice in his life.
#21 - Ride and Die
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 13, 2017
A key owner's blessing to bring professional football to Las Vegas hinges on equally critical meetings for Spencer and Joe. Meanwhile, Ricky stages his own private workout after being spurned by his new teammates; Vernon seeks a second chance; and tensions escalate between Charles and Larry after a Kisan's tryout.
#22 - Crackback
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 17, 2017
Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.
#23 - Crumbs
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 22, 2019
Spencer faces pressure from all sides as he fights for Kisan. Ricky gets mixed feedback about his radio show. Reggie, Vernon and Lance struggle to convince Joe to get into the gaming business. Charles works hard to land a big player. Jason goes through tough negotiations with the Anderson brothers.
#24 - Most Guys
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 14, 2016
Spencer tries to mentor Travis while dodging unwelcome medical news and the ghosts of his financial past. Attempting to cheer up Vernon, Reggie and Joe buy a wild gift. Ricky encourages Charles to stand up for himself; later, he gets advice on a big career decision after running into a face from the past.
#25 - Heads Will Roll
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 12, 2015
Spencer visits a neurologist. Charles gets pursued by a woman. Reggie tries to steal Vernon's renegotiation. Joe breaks the rules to get a client, while Ricky finds himself a mantra.