HBO's Ballers was one of this year's surprises. However, their run might be short-lived, as Everette Silas and Sherri Littleton are suing Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson for allegedly stealing their idea. According to TMZ, Silas and Littleton came to them in 2007 with the idea for a show called Off Season.
The lawsuit claims both show's are set in Miami and focus around the off-field lives of professional African-American football players. Sound familiar?
Apparently talks fell apart in 2009 when Silas and Littleton wanted to be credited as the show's creators. They also claim "Ballers" was the name of an Off Season episode. As of right now Stephen Levinson (of Entourage fame) is created as the show's creator, while The Rock and Marky Mark serve as two of the show's executive producers. The damages Silas and Littleton are seeking are undisclosed.