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The Best Episodes of Ballers

Updated February 8, 2018 271 votes 35 voters 1.1k views30 items

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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  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Season 3 Episode 6: [HBO] HD. 'I Hate New York.' (Season Three) Spencer, Joe and Mr. Anderson take a trip; Larry tests Charles' loyalty.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    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.
  • 11
    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.
  • 12
    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.
  • 13
    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.
  • 14
    Season 1 Episode 5: Ricky tries to find common ground with Alonzo. Charles's marriage is put to the test. Spencer and Joe step in to help Vernon with a crisis.
  • 15
    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.
  • 16
    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.
  • 17
    Season 2 Episode 1: Season Two Premiere. 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 some bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party.
  • 18
    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.
  • 19
    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.
  • 20
    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.
  • 21
    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.
  • 22
    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.
  • 23
    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.
  • 24
    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.
  • 25
    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.