After a very promising season premiere last week, Ballers returned again this past Sunday for episode 2. The episode opened with Spencer consuming the last of his painkillers. Spencer reveals a purple bruise on his hip as a result of the fight he had with Sizzle. On his drive to work, Spencer talks with his girlfriend Tracy about her current job status. Tracy is under paid and is unhappy that a new sports reporter makes more money than her, despite her tenure.
Tracy has lunch with her boss to discuss some things. Her boss is very aggressive and bigoted toward Tracy. Tracy does not go along with his game and quits on the spot.
Meanwhile, Spencer stops at the drug store before work and his unable to get a refill on his painkillers. Spencer is forced to pay his doctor a visit in order to get more pills. Only thing is Spencer’s doc is unwilling to write Spencer a new script because she believes Spencer is abusing his prescriptions. He is showing all the signs of a drug abuser: depression, mood swings, and aggression. All warning signs exhibited by Spencer. The doctor reluctantly gives him a new prescription, but only on the condition that he gets reevaluated by a doctor.
At work, Terrell Suggs waits for Spencer and Joe in the conference room. Sizzle is a client of Andre but wants a change. Joe is afraid of stealing clients from Andre because he is one of the most powerful businessmen in Miami. Joe tries to sabotage the meeting how ever possible. At the end of the meeting, Sizzle wants Joe and Spencer to attend a Tennis tournament in order to fire Andre for him. The two agree to go.
Ricky, still without a contract, continues to train like a madman. Charles is hitting Ricky with a stick in order to help Ricky with pain management. Ricky also sits down with Jason and his stoner friend Carl to discuss possible new teams. Ricky gets his eyes set on joining New Orleans. Meanwhile, Charles has a few beers with the Miami coach to discuss his future. Coach wants Charles to move to right tackle but Charles does not seem willing to do so at first.
Reggie sits down with Joe to discuss getting an actual pay from Vernon. At first, Joe mocked Reggie’s value to Vernon before saying $1,500 a week would be fair. While playing paintball, Reggie and Vernon are unable to agree on a salary. Reggie shoots Vernon who slips and falls hurting his leg in the process.
At the Tennis tournament, Joe and Spencer sit down with Andre. Andre explains that he does not respect the Anderson Financial boys, or any of his clients. As the episode ends, Spencer fires Andre on behalf of Sizzle, and the other clients Spencer plans on stealing away from Andre.