10 Worst 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 - S2E5

#10 - Most Guys (Season 2 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 2674 votes.

Ballers - S5E2

#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 747 votes.

Ballers - S5E4

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 701 votes.

Ballers - S1E4

#7 - Heads Will Roll (Season 1 - Episode 4)


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.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 2234 votes.

Ballers - S1E3

#6 - Move The Chains (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer and Joe hold a corporate event. In their fight over Vernon, Spencer and Reggie's rivalry hits the boiling point. Bored by retirement, Charles lets loose for a night. Ricky learns his beef with his teammate, Alonzo, may be due to an awkward connection.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 2337 votes.

Ballers - S4E4

#5 - Forgiving is Living (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Spencer and Joe find themselves in a crisis at SportsX. Ricky considers his motivations in ending his retirement. Jason turns to Donna for help.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 996 votes.

Ballers - S5E6

#4 - Edutainment (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Spencer prepares for his first owners' meeting in the wake of an unexpected tragedy; Joe agrees to go on Ricky's radio show; Charles faces an unexpected health crisis during his busiest time.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 685 votes.

Ballers - S4E6

#3 - No Small Talk (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Spencer recruits Q to help him leverage a deal. With Reggie in tow, Joe talks business with a group of extreme skateboarders known collectively as Illegal Civilization. Charles hosts a pre-free-agent reception.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 955 votes.

Ballers - S1E2

#2 - Raise Up (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Spencer struggles to sign Vernon as a client when he clashes with his childhood friend Reggie who handles all his money. Meanwhile, Jason works to renegotiate a contract extension for Vernon with the Dallas Cowboys, but has difficulties. During practice with his new Dolphins team, Ricky discovers that a teammate is not only unfriendly with him but is wearing his number. Now a struggling car salesman, Charles begins to wonder if he retired too early.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 2485 votes.

Ballers - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Former Miami Dolphins stand-out Spencer Strasmore and his friend Charles Greene must cope with the realities of life after football. Spencer starts working for a financial advisor, helping sign and mentor his younger friends still in the NFL, while Charles gets a job at a car dealership. Meanwhile, a mistake may cost Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ricky Jerret his roster spot when he's involved in an altercation at a nightclub.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 3257 votes.

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