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The Best Episodes of Ballers

There are so many good episodes of Ballers, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Game Day" the best, or is "Laying in the Weeds" your favorite episode of Ballers? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Ballers are, let's rank every Ballers episode from best to worst.

Ballers is a comedy-drama on HBO starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a retired NFL player who now works as a financial manager for other NFL players. Ballers, which premiered on June 21, 2015, also stars Rob Corddry and John David Washington, and has had several pro players make cameo appearances. Mark Wahlberg is an executive producer of Ballers, which isn't that surprising considering how similar it is to Entourage.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Ballers, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Ballers episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Saturdaze
    1

    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 some bad news. Joe encounters Andre one on one. Still torn about his future, Ricky gets thrown for a loop.
  • Game Day
    2

    Game Day

    Season 2 Episode 10: Season Two Finale. 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 that comes at a cost.
  • Pilot
    3

    Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1: Series Premiere. A retired football star (Dwayne Johnson) looks to forge a new career as financial manager to several current and former players in Miami.
  • Move the Chains
    4

    Move the Chains

    Season 1 Episode 3: Hoping to attract new clients, Spencer and Joe hold a corporate event. 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 may be due to an awkward connection.
  • Bull Rush
    5

    Bull Rush

    Season 3 Episode 2: [HBO] HD. 'Bull Rush.' (Season Three) Spencer pitches expansion in Vegas; Ricky rolls the dice; Vernon makes a risky endorsement deal.
  • Head-On
    6

    Head-On

    Season 1 Episode 9: Spencer tries to make amends. Joe feels slighted when he's overlooked at work. Charles gets some life-changing news. Bella challenges Ricky to grow up. Vernon goes MIA after learning some truths about Reggie.
  • Raise Up
    7

    Raise Up

    Season 1 Episode 2: A cash-strapped Spencer struggles to close a deal when Vernon's best friend, Reggie, refuses to step aside, while Jason works hard to renegotiate for his client. On his first day of workouts, Ricky finds that not all his new teammates are friendly.
  • Most Guys
    8

    Most Guys

    Season 2 Episode 5: Spencer tries to give Travis some mentorship, while dodging unwelcome medical news and the ghosts of his financial past. In an attempt to cheer up Vernon, Reggie and Joe buy a wild gift. Ricky encourages Charles to stand up for himself.
  • I Hate New York
    9

    I Hate New York

    Season 3 Episode 6: [HBO] HD. 'I Hate New York.' (Season Three) Spencer, Joe and Mr. Anderson take a trip; Larry tests Charles' loyalty.
  • Everything Is Everything
    10

    Everything Is Everything

    Season 1 Episode 6: Charles decides to be selfish for a change, while Joe negotiates with Maximo. When Ricky's off-field activities are exposed by the press, he's forced to open up in order to save his career. Spencer decides to face his fears after Tracy confronts him.
  • Flamingos
    11

    Flamingos

    Season 1 Episode 10: Season One Finale. Spencer faces a major decision when Joe tries to sell him on a new start. Ricky is confronted by his dad. Charles gets a second chance. Jason and Spencer look to talk sense into Vernon.
  • Elidee
    12

    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.
  • Laying in the Weeds
    13

    Laying in the Weeds

    Season 2 Episode 8: As Spencer tries to move forward, Joe works to keep things together. Charles and Ricky clash. Travis faces tough questions and worries about his prospects. At his Draft Day party, Spencer asks for help while trying to keep ASM's latest developments quiet.
  • Crackback
    14

    Crackback

    Season 3 Episode 9: [HBO] HD. 'Crackback.' (Season Three) Spencer's Las Vegas dream is jeopardized; Ricky arrives at a crossroads; Charles gets his wish.
  • Heads Will Roll
    15

    Heads Will Roll

    Season 1 Episode 4: Facing pressure from Tracy, Spencer pays a visit to a neurologist. Charles is pursued by a woman he met at Spencer's party, while Joe breaks the rules to try to bag a big client. Ricky attempts to mend the fence with Alonzo.
  • World of Hurt
    16

    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 tries to woo a client. Ricky tries to understand his dad. Charles gets the real deal from Siefert.
  • Everybody Knows
    17

    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.
  • Ends
    18

    Ends

    Season 1 Episode 7: Spencer decides to take the hit for Vernon, but finds himself in even deeper trouble. Julie and Bella commiserate over their men, while Ricky lashes out. Jason is unsettled by his mother's new boyfriend. Spencer and Charles say goodbye to Roddney.
  • Gaslighting
    19

    Gaslighting

    Season 1 Episode 8: Spencer is forced to face up to his past to try to save Vernon, while Joe makes a very permanent commitment to his future. Charles puts his football skills to work at the car dealership. Ricky shells out the big bucks to win back Bella.
  • Million Bucks in a Bag
    20

    Million Bucks in a Bag

    Season 2 Episode 9: Andre makes Spencer a surprising offer. Ricky considers where to build his legacy. Vernon pushes himself harder to get back on the field. Charles' busy schedule puts him at odds with Julie.
  • Enter the Temple
    21

    Enter the Temple

    Season 2 Episode 2: Spencer makes a play to poach a big client from his business rival Andre, while struggling to find a quick fix for his physical ailments. Ricky considers where to head to next. Reggie fights for what he believes Vernon owes him.
  • Seeds of Expansion
    22

    Seeds of Expansion

    Season 3 Episode 1: [HBO] HD. 'Seeds of Expansion.' Season Three Premiere. Spencer and Mr. Anderson cozy up to a Vegas bigwig; Ricky ponders fatherhood.
  • In the Teeth
    23

    In the Teeth

    Season 3 Episode 3: [HBO] HD. 'In the Teeth.' (Season Three) Spencer takes his pitch on the road; Charles bristles over a slight; Ricky jumps to conclusions.
  • Make Believe
    24

    Make Believe

    Season 3 Episode 5: [HBO] HD. 'Make Believe.' (Season Three) Spencer faces new worries over his expansion dream; Julie looks to end a feud with a home-cooked meal.
  • Ricky-leaks
    25

    Ricky-leaks

    Season 3 Episode 7: [HBO] HD. 'Ricky-leaks.' (Season Three) Spencer looks to limit the damage from Ricky's latest transgression, and finds himself at odds with Anderson.