10 Best Episodes of Ballers

Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 04, 2022.

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Ballers - S3E4

#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.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 2283 votes.

Ballers - S3E10

#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.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 1874 votes.

Ballers - S2E3

#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.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 2865 votes.

Ballers - S5E7

#12 - Who Wants a Lollipop (Season 5 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 670 votes.

Ballers - S5E1

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 813 votes.

Ballers - S1E10

#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 2123 votes.

Ballers - S2E7

#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.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 2669 votes.

Ballers - S3E1

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 2674 votes.

Ballers - S4E8

#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 897 votes.

Ballers - S1E9

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 2117 votes.

Ballers - S2E9

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 2533 votes.

Ballers - S2E8

#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.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 2616 votes.

Ballers - S4E9

#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.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 927 votes.

Ballers - S5E8

#2 - Players Only (Season 5 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 676 votes.

Ballers - S2E10

#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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 2644 votes.

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