Here’s a random / interesting thought: Did anyone make a connection in the “Ballers” writers room where Spencer and Tracy’s names put side by side are the name of a famous Old Hollywood icon? We didn’t even realize the whole Spencer Tracy connection until we wrote out the title above.
Anyway, we’re not going to pursue that any further out of fear of going off of some tangent; plus, it doesn’t have anything to do with next week’s new episode airing on HBO. We do have for you the official synopsis for the hour, which makes it clear that Spencer’s going to accelerate things in his battle with Andre, while Reggie is going to bring some conflict to Vernon after spending most of season 1 upset over Spencer’s involvement in their partnership.
Meanwhile, it certainly looks as though Tracy’s going to have a larger individual storyline coming up than she had through most of season 1, which we certainly sign off on since the whole sports-reporter angle / the relationship between the media and athletes remains rather fascinating:
“Spencer makes a play to poach a big client from Andre (Andy Garcia), his business rival, while struggling to find a quick fix for his physical ailments. Ricky considers where to head to next. Reggie (London Brown) fights for what he believes Vernon (Donovan Carter) owes him. Feeling underpaid and undervalued, Tracy (Arielle Kebble) takes a stand with her boss. Charles gets insights from his coach.”
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