Several real members of the Miami Dolphins appeared on HBO's "Ballers" on Sunday evening.
The show which stars Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson is based in Miami and involves a scripted version of the Dolphins. Mixed in with the actors playing facsimile roster members in the premiere episode was Ndamukong Suh. Also stopping by were Jason Taylor, Greg Jennings and Jarvis Landry.
Suh easily had the most screen time as the beginning of the episode featured his arrival at a party. The event was in honor of the opening of Suh's business which was named "Suh Casa." Taylor also delivered a few lines later on in the episode while Jennings and Landry made cameos.
Mr. Johnson's character tried to convince Suh to speak to the audience at the grand opening but he refused. Suh let it be known that he doesn't like public speeches. That led to a lengthy speech from Johnson which also featured a cameo by Mayor Tomás Regalado.
Sunday's second season premiere episode continued a trend that "Ballers" began a year ago. In its rookie season, the HBO hit had multiple appearances from real-life athletes. One episode featured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton playing himself while exchanging lines with Johnson's character.
It is unknown if more local athletes will make stops on "Ballers" this season, but the likelihood is high as the series films in and around Miami. Sunday's premiere episode can be seen on-demand and on HBO's website in addition to re-airings on the network itself.
New episodes of "Ballers" can be seen every Sunday evening on HBO at 10:00 p.m.