In what looks like it could be added to the list of my favorite HBO shows, “Baller$” began shooting its pilot episode in Miami last week. Produced by Mark Wahlberg and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the dramedy series chronicles the lives of athletes, some retired, some still active, living in Miami.
A few real life ballers graced the set this weekend, Eagles WR DeSean Jackson and Falcons RB Steven Jackson were on set. Jackson is a good friend of Academy Award winner Denzel Washington’s son, John David, who is also on the show.
JD will play the role of Ricky, a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Washington joins former Bruins footballer Donovan Carter, who plays Vernon, a deeply family oriented pro athlete.
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