– by Anthony Esteves

In the final season’s third episode, Joe (Rob Corddry) and Lance (Russell Brand) are heavily focused on not only building the empire of Sports X, but also sticking it to Joe’s former partner Spencer (Dwayne Johnson). As Spencer awaits to hear the result of the investors deal, he seeks out his number two pick for the GM of the Kansas City Chiefs: Jason Antolotti (Troy Garity). After a sit-down, Jason ponders the offer by giving a call to someone who has worked with Spencer: none other than Joe. In an attempt to throw a wrench in Spencer, Joe offers to buy Jason’s agency and have him work at Sports X.

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Ricky (John David Washington), fresh off his decision to retire and working through rehab, looks to go down a downward spiral. While attending a party, Ricky keeps the drinks coming and nearly cheats on his girl, but TTD (Carl McDowell) and his dad Dennis (Robert Wisdom) are able to stop him and get him before he makes a decision he’d regret. Upon arriving at home, Ricky decides to consider the offer made to him by Jay Glazer, taking his opinions and grievances to the airwaves.

Vernon (Donovan W. Carter), accompanied by Reggie (London Brown), has a meet and greet with the owners of one of the big competitive gaming organizations. While Donovan bombs his meeting, Reggie receives some great news: the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to an $80 million deal with Donovan. Reggie is, of course, ecstatic, but Donovan isn’t quite on the same level, much to Reggie’s disappointment.

Charles’ headaches over the recent altercation at Jack-In-The-Box get worse when he discovers that the gun found at the scene was also registered his newly-signed acquisition Kisan (Kris D. Lofton). Debating whether to look further into the issue, Charles heads over to Kisan’s place to ask him about it. When It’s apparent that Kisan looks to keep the truth to himself and put out a lie, Charles decides to make a decision that will impact both their futures.

Much to Spencer’s delight, he receives a call from his old boss Brett Anderson (Richard Schiff), informing him that they secured $3 billion from the investors. All Spencer has to do is verify that they have their GM locked down. However, that’s an answer Spencer can’t quite give…

The roller coaster ride for Spencer that is the fifth and final season of Ballers continues as the man looks to solidify his legacy. For every win he obtains, a loss is closely followed. Spencer gets the offer to become President of a pro-NFL team, but he needs to secure funding first. He has a prime pick for President, but she takes a job with the commissioner instead. Spencer secures the funding he needs, but has an issue locking down his next pick GM. One can only imagine there is more of this to come before the series reaches its final episode.

Ballers airs Sunday nights on HBO, and is available for streaming on the HBO Go and HBO Now apps.

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