Ballers

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About

BALLERS looks at the lives of former and current football players, including former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other players through the daily grind of the business of football. In Season 4, Spencer and Joe (Rob Corddry) take their skills to Los Angeles as they look to expand their roster and horizons in the world of action sports. Other cast members include John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. Ballers is created by Steve Levinson, and executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs and Karyn McCarthy.

Synopses

  • S5 - Episode 8

    Players Only

    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.

  • S5 - Episode 7

    Who Wants a Lollipop

    When Spencer returns to the Sports X offices to work out a major player deal, he and Joe air past grievances and later, Spencer makes a big public statement that's sure to have consequences. Charles mulls over a new deal from Werner after getting a wakeup call about his health. Ricky gets defensive in a meeting with a Hollywood bigwig who has ambitious plans for his future. Vernon, Reggie and Lance arrive at their first Esports tournament as underdogs.

  • S5 - Episode 6

    Entertainment

    In the wake of an unexpected tragedy, Spencer prepares for his first owners meeting. While trying to balance work and his relationship with Kate, Joe decides to go on Ricky's radio show. Charles deals with an unexpected health crisis in the middle of his busiest time at work. Vernon, Reggie and Lance try to recruit a trio of gaming siblings for their new league. Jason celebrates his anniversary.

  • S5 - Episode 5

    Crumbs

    Spencer faces pressure from all sides as he fights for Kisan. Ricky gets mixed feedback about his radio show. Reggie, Vernon and Lance struggle to convince Joe to invest in a new business. Charles works hard to land a big player. Jason goes through tough negotiations with the Anderson brothers.

  • S5 - Episode 4

    Municipal

    Spencer settles into his new position and makes a potentially unpopular decision. With Sports X teetering on the edge financially, Joe gets sidetracked with his personal life. Ricky tries his hand in the media and voices his true feelings about an ally. Reggie comes to Vernon with a proposal that will make them both happy.

  • S5 - Episode 3

    Copernicursed

    Just as Spencer reaches out to him with the job of a lifetime, Jason gets an interesting counteroffer from Joe. Vernon has a tryout at an e-sports company and Reggie bemoans his position at Sports X. Ricky turns to old ways to deal with his new situation. Charles considers a solution to another headache.

  • S5 - Episode 2

    Must Be the Shoes

    After learning of competing owner offers, Spencer engages with past allies. Joe is tasked with apologizing for creating a hostile work environment 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.

  • S5 - Episode 1

    Protocol is for Losers

    While peacefully enjoying retirement and reflecting on his past, Spencer gets a tantalizing offer. 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 change, much to Reggie’s chagrin.

  • S4 - Episode 1

    Rough Ride

    Spencer and Joe weigh the pros and cons of acquiring an extreme-sport agency. Ricky sets down roots in LA with Amber and their daughter, but finds himself yearning for something else. Charles rallies a group of disgruntled employees as he begins his new tenure with the Rams.

  • S4 - Episode 2

    Don’t You Wanna Be Obama?

    Spencer becomes immersed in a marketing controversy. Still smarting from their feud in Miami, Charles agrees to give Ricky a chance despite his better instincts.

  • S4 - Episode 3

    This Is Not Our World

    Spencer looks to reign in Lance’s excesses. Vernon gets carried away at a ceremony retiring his number at his old LA high school, to Reggie’s dismay.

  • S4 - Episode 4

    Forgiving Is Living

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

  • S4 - Episode 5

    Doink

    Spencer looks to elevate the SportsX TV brand, while Joe weighs a new offer. At Jayda’s insistence, Spencer meets Quincy. Ricky tries to prove to Kisan he’s still got the goods, while Charles is encouraged by Julie to bring more flair to his job.

  • S4 - Episode 6

    No Small Talk

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

  • S4 - Episode 7

    The Kids Are Aight

    Spencer calls on the Anderson Brothers for help. Joe pitches Illegal Civilization to a major shoe brand. Ricky loses his cool at a neighbor’s pool party. Julie accuses an overworked Charles of being afraid to succeed.

  • S4 - Episode 8

    The Devil You Know

    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.

  • S4 - Episode 9

    There’s No Place Like Home, Baby

    Spencer takes his fight to the next level. Ricky jeopardizes his comeback.

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