Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson BALLERS Gets Sued

This can’t be right, peole stealing other people’s ideas for their own personal gain? Apparently Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson BALLERS Gets Sued!?!

The HBO hit series BALLERS is being SLAPPED with a lawsuit by two people who are claiming that it’s their concept…

Why is Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson BALLERS Getting Sued? has learned that BALLERS is being SLAPPED with a hefty lawsuit after a lawsuit has been filed in federal court by Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton, who say they had the idea for a project called “Off Season” back in 2007.

Here are the details:

They claim they were close to a deal in 2009 to work with Wahlberg, Johnson and their manager to develop the project … but it fell apart when Silas and Littleton insisted their names remain under “Created By” in the credits.

Silas and Littleton claim “Off Season” and “Ballers” share several similarities, including:

  • Both are about football players and their lives off-field
  • Both set in Miami
  • Both center around African-American athletes


That last one doesn’t seem so unique — still, the “Off Season” folks say even the title “Ballers” is ripped from one their episode titles.

Silas and Littleton are seeking unspecified damages.

A rep for HBO tells TMZ, “We are confident the case has no merit.”

Yeah because people in Hollywood are totally honest and NEVER steal concepts in a cut throat business where you can attain fame fortune and a possible franchise.

Who would ever do that? [sarcastic voice]

TMZ broke the story first