The BEST Episodes of Ballers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
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
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 - Protocol Is for Losers
Season 5 - Episode 1
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.
#3 - There's No Place Like Home, Baby
Season 4 - Episode 9
Spencer takes his fight to the next level and Ricky gets real with Charles.
#4 - Municipal
Season 5 - Episode 4
Spencer settles into his new position and makes a potentially unpopular decision. With Sports X teetering on the edge financially, Joe gets jealous when Kate tries to woo an important editor at a launch party. Ricky tries his hand at being a radio host and voices his true feelings about Spencer. Reggie comes to Vernon with a proposal that will make them both happy.
#5 - Laying in the Weeds
Season 2 - Episode 8
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.
#6 - Million Bucks in a Bag
Season 2 - Episode 9
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 - Head-On
Season 1 - Episode 9
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.
#8 - Copernicursed
Season 5 - Episode 3
Just as Spencer reaches out to him with the job of a lifetime, Jason gets an interesting counteroffer from Joe, who's determined to bring his old partner down. Vernon has a tryout at an Esports company and Reggie bemoans his position at Sports X. Ricky turns to partying to deal with his depression. Charles considers what to do about Kisan.
#9 - The Devil You Know
Season 4 - Episode 8
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 - Seeds of Expansion
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#11 - Flamingos
Season 1 - Episode 10
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.
#12 - Everybody Knows
Season 2 - Episode 7
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.
#13 - Elidee
Season 2 - Episode 3
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.
#14 - Yay Area
Season 3 - Episode 10
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.
#15 - Ride and Die
Season 3 - Episode 4
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.
#16 - Everything Is Everything
Season 1 - Episode 6
Charles decides he is going to be selfish. Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky's off-field activities end up being revealed.
#17 - Crackback
Season 3 - Episode 9
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.
#18 - World of Hurt
Season 2 - Episode 4
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.
#19 - The Kids are Aight
Season 4 - Episode 7
Spencer calls on the Anderson Brothers for help. Joe pitches Illegal Civilization to a major shoe brand. Ricky loses his cool at a neighbor’s pool party. Julie accuses an overworked Charles of being afraid to succeed.
#20 - Bull Rush
Season 3 - Episode 2
In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.
#21 - Don't You Wanna Be Obama?
Season 4 - Episode 2
Spencer becomes immersed in a marketing controversy. Still smarting from their feud in Miami, Charles agrees to give Ricky a chance, against his better instincts.
#22 - This Is Not Our World
Season 4 - Episode 3
Spencer looks to reign in Lance’s excesses. Vernon gets carried away at a ceremony retiring his number at his old LA high school, to Reggie’s dismay.
#23 - Make Believe
Season 3 - Episode 5
Spencer faces new challenges getting Wayne to finance his Vegas initiative, and ponders his place in the big picture. Looking to mend a long-festering feud between Larry and Coach Berg, Julie persuades Charles to invite both men over for a home-cooked meal. Vernon is surprised by an unscheduled visit from a league official; Joe becomes obsessed with virtual reality; Ricky loses focus and pays the price.
#24 - Must Be the Shoes
Season 5 - Episode 2
After learning of competing owner offers, Spencer returns to the Anderson brothers for financial help. Joe is tasked with apologizing for creating a hostile work environment and, later, sells a big idea to a major client with the help of Kate, a sharp Sports X exec. Ricky and Vernon each consider different kinds of futures, while Charles tries to hide some unwelcome news.
#25 - In the Teeth
Season 3 - Episode 3
Spencer encounters resistance to his Las Vegas expansion initiative in Los Angeles and Oakland. Meanwhile, Charles feels slighted by Larry for not getting credit after he landed a coveted lineman; Joe takes a detour with Reggie; Jason rebukes Kisan for his lack of transparency; and Ricky jumps to conclusions.