The Best Episodes of Ballers
Last Updated: Feb 4, 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Rough Ride
Season 4 - Episode 1
Spencer and Joe weigh the pros and cons of acquiring an extreme-sport agency. Ricky sets down roots in LA with Amber and their daughter, but finds himself yearning for something else. Charles rallies a group of disgruntled employees as he begins his new tenure with the Rams.
#22 - 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.
#24 - Face of the Franchise
Season 2 - Episode 1
Convinced to appear on a talk show, Spencer ends up facing off with an old adversary, which puts his company and reputation in jeopardy. A reformed Ricky gets bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party. Charles relishes his new status as a fan favorite, but may face changes on the field.
#25 - Saturdaze
Season 2 - Episode 6
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.