Ballers Season 5: 5 big questions after Copernicursed

BALLERS -- photo: Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site
BALLERS -- photo: Jeff Daly/courtesy of HBO -- Acquired via HBO Media Relations Site /

Ballers is making power moves. Money moves. This isn’t just about owning the Chiefs. It’s also about a competition among millionaires.

So Spencer Strasmore bought the Chiefs. Ballers is now in the dirty side of sports. It’s a huge move, much bigger than his time as a money manager for professional athletes. Will he be able to succeed with so many surrounding conflicts?

Speaking of conflicts, both Jason and Charles have to figure out what to do with the Kisan Teague soap opera before they drown in the drama undertow.

Why did Kisan Teague get so many chances?

So this millionaire football player gets into a Jack in the Box argument, fires rounds at another person from his own car, and gets caught on camera. On top of that, it turns out he used his own 9MM, which was later found by the authorities. The last time there was a problem outside of a Jack in the Box it was Caine’s cousin Harold who got jacked.

Eventually even the soft-hearted Charles Greane is forced to cut Kisan. Why did he get so many choices, and will he get another chance?.

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Did Jason make a mistake?

First of all, how stupid is it of Spencer to offer an agent the GM job? An agent like Jason has no experience managing a team salary cap or building a roster. Given Jason’s profession, one would think an offer to be the Chiefs GM would be a dream come true.

But he doesn’t take the job! Instead, Joe offers to buy Jason’s agency (i.e. the list of athletes who want to cameo on the show), and become part of Sports X.

Can Melvin Gordon actually act?

It’s crazy, but the answer is a resounding yes! He can act. Granted, most of his responsibilities involve giving TTD and Ricky dap, but he delivers his line with much more gusto than Odell Beckham Jr. He has to do something since he’s not exactly playing football at the moment.

When will the video game angle end?

What’s with Vernon rattling off video game statistics like anyone who watches Ballers is really into video games like that? Moreover, even if someone watching the show actually thinks video games are a real sport (snicker), nobody thinks walking away from a mega-millions deal from the Cowboys (actually $80 Million dollars) is a good idea.

The best he can do is be the top video game player in the world for 27 consecutive years to match the Dallas offer.

Can owner/GM work for Spencer?

Is he ready to be another Jerry Jones? Or pseudo-Jerry Jones since it’s the Anderson brothers’ money instead of his? Expect his conscience to get in the way, and his propensity for being reckless to cause major problems.

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Ballers airs Sunday nights on HBO.