Ballers (2015– )
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Heads Will Roll 

Spencer visits a neurologist. Charles gets pursued by a woman. Reggie tries to steal Vernon's renegotiation. Joe breaks the rules to get a client, while Ricky finds himself a mantra.

Director:

Julian Farino

Writers:

Stephen Levinson (created by), Rob Weiss | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Spencer Strasmore
John David Washington ... Ricky Jerret
Omar Benson Miller ... Charles Greane (as Omar Miller)
Donovan W. Carter ... Vernon Littlefield
Troy Garity ... Jason Antolotti
London Brown ... Reggie
Jazmyn Simon ... Julie Greane
Rob Corddry ... Joe Krutel
Victor Cruz ... Victor Cruz
Dulé Hill ... Larry Siefert
Arielle Kebbel ... Tracy Legette
Richard Schiff ... Mr. Anderson
Patrick St. Esprit ... Dallas Cowboys GM
Taylour Paige ... Theresa
Tyler James Williams ... Waterboy
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Spencer visits a neurologist. Charles gets pursued by a woman. Reggie tries to steal Vernon's renegotiation. Joe breaks the rules to get a client, while Ricky finds himself a mantra.

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mantra | negotiation | text | mri | doctor | See All (12) »

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Doctor: Straight your head for me, would you...
Spencer Strasmore: Ah... You can't get lost in my eyes now.
Doctor: Any Headaches?
Spencer Strasmore: Finance related
Doctor: Impaired vision?
Spencer Strasmore: Ah... Depends on what brand of Taquilla I drink
Doctor: Not trouble sleeping?
Spencer Strasmore: Ah... That all depends on who I am with Doc. You know the Life
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Lean On
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Written by , Diplo, DJ Snake, Philip Meckseper and Martin Bresso
Performed by Major Lazer featuring & DJ Snake
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Life of Temptation
14 July 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Ballers has been improving on a week to week basis, which is something that it's HBO counterpart True Detective has failed to do. Not only does it give us some great cameos from NFL players and other celebrities, but it tackles real life issues that players face on a day to day and year to year basis. And for a show that's mostly comedy, that's pretty impressive.

Spencer and Joe had to clean up the boat from their party last week, but instead Joe opted to take the boat for another ride with the presence and possible signing of Victor Cruz on the line. The real issue for Spencer this week came from a concussions test that may or may not lead to long term neurological problems. I was glad to see that the writers didn't take the approach of having Spencer denying any problems and admitted that he had trouble remembering certain things. It was also nice to see they didn't shift the tone and take the situation down a dark and dramatic road.

For Ricky Jerret this week it was yet another bump in the road with his teammate Alonzo. It seemed for a second that they were patching things up, but of course that didn't pan out. Ricky has been my favorite character thus far, but his story lines week to week have been the most frustrating, so I'm just hoping they resolve their issues. For Vernon and Reggie, they are asking for tons of money guaranteed in order to set their family up and start a hospital, but it's way too ambitious. So of course Reggie plays hardball like a jacka** and nothing is signed. Charles Greene is tempted by a party attendant the whole episode. Which to me at first seemed a little too much. But players are tempted on a regular basis and I like that they are keeping the show pretty realistic.

+Realism

+Vic Cruz

+Addressed concussions

-Shut up Reggie & Alonzo

7.8/10


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