Have you been sleeping on the tv show Ballers? Since The Game has officially ended, it became one of my favorite sports related shows this summer. Having aired on HBO on Sunday nights, the show followed the life of former NFL star Spencer Strasmore as he enters the real world after retiring from the NFL and wasting a lot of money. Getting hired as a financial manager despite his personal financial troubles, he worked to sign new clientele to the sports division of the financial management firm he works for. In working for his clients, he tried to prevent them from making the same mistakes he did blowing money in his NFL days. He handled everything that came with the baller lifestyle including scandals, contracts, money, image, and anything else his clients and friends needed help with.
The show also takes a look at the lifestyles led by other athletes on the show. One athlete on the show named Vernon is looking to get signed by another team and manage his money better than he did in his last contract. Trying to please his family and friends and save his money was a struggle for him until Spencer stepped in.
Another athlete named Charles had retired from the NFL and tries to figure out what would be next for him. Ready for a family, him and his wife struggled conceiving and he missed being in the NFL.
Then there was Reggie, played by Denzel Washington's son whoall the thirst boxes have been talking about lately. He plays an NFL player who has temper problems, trouble being faithful, and emotional issues from being abandoned by his dad as a child.
Some of the cast members included Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Spencer, Donovan Carter as Vernon, John David Washington as Ricky, and Omar Miller as Charles. Some appearances were made by Letoya Luckett, Taylour Paige (from Hit the Floor), and real athletes like Victor Cruz of the New York Giants.
Ballers is a really good show and I wish it was longer than 30 minutes. Season 1 was only 10 episodes. You can watch the full season on the HBO app or on demand. Has anyone else seen it? If so, did you like it?