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The Best Seasons of 'Ballers'

Updated October 2, 2020 64 votes 28 voters 1.7k views5 items

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All the seasons of Ballers have been great, but which seasons really stand out? Ballers follows retired NFL player Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) as he transitions into a career as an NFL manager. Some of the most memorable episodes of Ballers come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Ballers are, let's rank every Ballers season from best to worst.

Ballers is an American comedy-drama about the lives of NFL players and the people behind their careers. Ballers premiered on HBO on June 21, 2015. Ending in 2019, after five seasons, Ballers was enjoyed by sports fans and TV aficionados alike.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Ballers, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Ballers season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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    Ballers - Season 2

    The second season of Ballers premiered on July 17, 2016 and contains 10 episodes. In this season, Spencer continues to attempt to find success in his new posting NFL player life.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Everybody Knows," "Laying In the Weeds," and "Game Day."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Spencer tries to steal a high level client from a major rival.
    • Spencer must face a possible health crisis.
    • Travis has a major clash with a critic.
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      Ballers - Season 3

      The third season of Ballers premiered on July 23, 2017 and contains 10 episodes. This season finds Spencer considering other opportunities for success, including brining a professional football team to Las Vegas.

      This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Crashback," "Bull Rush," and "I Hate New York."

      Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

      • Spencer hustles for high-paying clientele to help with his debt situation.
      • Spencer faces major obstacles with his plan to bring football to Las Vegas.
      • Spencer attempts to do damage control after Ricky's latest incident. 
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        Ballers - Season 1

        The first season of Ballers premiered on June 21, 2015 and contains 10 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) who becomes a financial manager for the NFL after retiring as a player himself.

        This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Head-On," "Flamingos," and "Everything Is Everything."

        Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

        • Spencer and Joe throw a yacht party to try and win over clients.
        • Spencer tries to figure out how to best say goodbye to Rodney.
        • Joe has an innovative new idea that leaves Spencer with a tough desicion. 
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          Ballers - Season 5

          The fifth season of Ballers premiered on August 25, 2019 and contains 8 episodes. This season finds Spencer becoming a team owner while Joe and Lance take a gamble with Sports X.

          This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Protocol Is for Losers," "Must Be the Shoes," and "Players Only."

          Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

          • Spencer becomes the first Black majority owner of an NFL team.
          • Ricky hosts a radio show.
          • Spencer ensures NFL athletes receive lifetime healthcare.
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