“Protocol is for Losers; Must be the Shoes” Season 5 Episodes 1 & 2 ‘Ballers’ Review

Join Francesca Dugan, Lauren Hubbard, and Yvette Sanchez to break down season 5 episodes 1 and 2, “Protocol Is For Losers” and “Must Be The Shoes” where While peacefully enjoying retirement and reflecting on his past, Spencer gets a tantalizing offer; Joe eyes a big swing at Sports X with his new partner, Lance; Ricky finds himself in hot water with Charles; Vernon considers a life change – and Spencer engages with past allies when he learns of competing owner offers; Joe must apologize for creating a hostile work environment; Charles attempts to hide some unwelcome news.

Ballers is an American television series created by Steve Levinson. A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers. The pilot episode was written by Levinson and directed by Peter Berg. A superstar during his football playing days, Spencer Strasmore tries to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in sun-splashed Miami. Heeding his boss Joe’s instruction to “monetize his friendships,” Spencer builds a client base of young phenoms and veteran stars alike, but his role in their lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many traps that come with life as big-time “ballers.” The series is created by Stephen Levinson (“Entourage,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and stars Dwayne Johnson as Spencer.