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The Best Episodes of Ballers

Every episode of Ballers ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best 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.

Genres:DramaComedy
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Ballers" is "Game Day", rated 8.7/10 from 2353 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Game Day" aired on 9/25/2016 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Laying in the Weeds".

  • Game Day
    8.7/10 2,353 votes

    #1 - Game Day

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-09-25

    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, but it comes at a cost.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Laying in the Weeds
    8.3/10 1,335 votes

    #2 - Laying in the Weeds

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-09-11

    Spencer's Draft Day party finds him trying to keep a lid on the firm's private affairs. Meanwhile, Charles and Ricky have a major disagreement; and Travis wonders how bright his future will be.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Players Only
    8.3/10 1,297 votes

    #3 - Players Only

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-10-13

    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.

    Director: Chloe Domont

    Writer: Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss

  • Head-On
    8.2/10 1,545 votes

    #4 - Head-On

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-08-16

    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.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Steve Sharlet

  • Crackback
    8.2/10 1,229 votes

    #5 - Crackback

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-09-17

    Spencer learns that his master plan to bring a team to Las Vegas may be in jeopardy. Ricky arrives at a crossroads, personally and professionally. Charles sees his wish come true in Miami, but ends up with regrets.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Flamingos
    8.1/10 1,489 votes

    #6 - Flamingos

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-08-23

    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. Season One Finale.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Everybody Knows
    8.1/10 1,231 votes

    #7 - Everybody Knows

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-08-28

    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 during a talk-show appearance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Million Bucks in a Bag
    8.1/10 1,229 votes

    #8 - Million Bucks in a Bag

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-09-18

    Spencer gets a surprising offer from Andre; Ricky mulls where to put down roots; Vernon works overtime to return to the field; Charles and Julie clash over his busy schedule.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Elidee
    8.0/10 1,229 votes

    #9 - Elidee

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-07-31

    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. Charles worries whether he’s up for a challenge. A hard-to-impress Ricky takes a trip to tour a potential new home.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Steve Sharlet

  • Bull Rush
    8.0/10 1,218 votes

    #10 - Bull Rush

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-07-30

    In Las Vegas on business, Spencer gets reacquainted with Chloe, an old flame now working for Wayne, while Ricky challenges the odds in a game of dice. Set up by Joe to represent top running back Kisan, Jason ends up sweating it out in a tough neighborhood. Charles gets a public-speaking primer from Julie; Vernon and Reggie make a risky endorsement deal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Make Believe
    8.0/10 1,131 votes

    #11 - Make Believe

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-08-20

    Spencer faces new challenges getting Wayne to finance his Las Vegas initiative; Julie persuades Charles to help mend a feud between Larry and Coach Berg; an unscheduled visit from a league official surprises Vernon; Ricky loses focus.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Hate New York
    8.0/10 1,123 votes

    #12 - I Hate New York

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-08-27

    Spencer, Joe and Mr. Anderson head north in search of financing for a Las Vegas stadium; Larry tests the limits of Charles' loyalty and patience; Ricky gets a sobering diagnosis and presses Jason to close a deal

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Yay Area
    8.0/10 1,079 votes

    #13 - Yay Area

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-09-24

    Spencer and Joe get a late-game assist in their efforts to win over team owners. After soul-searching, Ricky maps out a new future. Jason gets Charles another crack at a coveted job. Reggie makes an impact at training camp.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Evan Reilly

  • There's No Place Like Home, Baby
    8.0/10 981 votes

    #14 - There's No Place Like Home, Baby

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-10-07

    Spencer takes his fight to the next level and Ricky gets real with Charles.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Everything Is Everything
    7.9/10 1,453 votes

    #15 - Everything Is Everything

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-07-26

    Charles decides he is going to be selfish. Joe negotiates with Maximo. Ricky's off-field activities end up being revealed. Spencer faces his fears after he is confronted by Tracy.

    Director: John Fortenberry

    Writer: Evan Reilly

  • Face of the Franchise
    7.9/10 1,282 votes

    #16 - Face of the Franchise

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-07-17

    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 bad news in advance of his 30th birthday party. Charles relishes his new status as a fan favorite, but may face changes on the field.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Saturdaze
    7.9/10 1,179 votes

    #17 - Saturdaze

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-08-21

    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 bad news. Joe encounters Andre one-on-one. Still torn about his future, Ricky is thrown for a loop when Dennis decides to have more of a voice in his life.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ride and Die
    7.9/10 1,135 votes

    #18 - Ride and Die

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-08-13

    Spencer and Joe race against the clock in a desperate attempt to score a key owner's blessing to bring professional football to Las Vegas; spurned by his new teammates, Ricky stages his own private workout; Vernon looks for a second chance.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Alley-Oops
    7.9/10 1,098 votes

    #19 - Alley-Oops

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-09-10

    Spencer gets unexpected info that leads him to reassess his priorities. Joe considers the best way to break bad news to the ASM staff. Marginalized once again by Larry, Charles decides to take matters into his own hands.

    Director: David Katzenberg

    Writer: Rashard Mendenhall

  • Don't You Wanna Be Obama?
    7.9/10 1,393 votes

    #20 - Don't You Wanna Be Obama?

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-08-19

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

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss

  • This Is Not Our World
    7.9/10 1,184 votes

    #21 - This Is Not Our World

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-08-26

    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.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss

  • Heads Will Roll
    7.8/10 1,524 votes

    #22 - Heads Will Roll

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-07-12

    Spencer sees a neurologist when Tracy threatens to go public with an unsavory story. Reggie blindsides Jason and Spencer with unrealistic expectations for Vernon's contract. Charles is flummoxed by texts from a woman he can't remember.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gaslighting
    7.8/10 1,388 votes

    #23 - Gaslighting

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-08-09

    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.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Evan Reilly

  • World of Hurt
    7.8/10 1,183 votes

    #24 - World of Hurt

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-08-07

    Spencer and Joe search for Andre’s weakness, while Vernon anxiously awaits news. Jason faces an uphill battle as he woos a client. Ricky tries to understand his dad. Charles gets the real deal from Siefert.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Most Guys
    7.8/10 1,176 votes

    #25 - Most Guys

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-08-14

    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.

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