For someone dedicatedly following the NBA and families of players, Tina Ball is someone that one can know easily. She is a former college basketball player as well as a mother to the basketball-playing trio of Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, and LaMelo Ball.
She has become very popular for always being there alongside her husband, LaVar Ball, for their kids on and off the court. Here is all you want to know about her.
Tina Ball Biography and Age
It was Tina Catherine Slatinsky that was born on 11 December 1967 in Miami, Florida. Her parents are Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. There is very little information as regards to how she was brought up mostly because she is rather, a very private person.
For her education, Tina attended the Alta Loma high school in California and from there she moved to the California State University, Los Angeles from where she graduated in 1991. During her school days, Tina played basketball both in high school and in college.
Although she didn’t pursue the game professionally, she has done some work with sports when she worked at Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California as the athletic director.
Tina met LaVar Ball, the man that she would spend many decades to come with while she was still in College. According to LaVar who started in Washington before transferring to California, he was almost instantly attracted to the beautiful young woman immediately after he saw her and he spoke up to her.
A few years down the line, the two got married in 1996, and have remained as close as ever more than 20 years down the line. The couple is blessed with three children, Lonzo who was born in 1997, LiAngelo (1998), and LaMelo (2001). All the boys are looking to have a professional career in basketball.
LaVar Ball who is now a businessman and a media personality was at the time he met Tina Ball a football and basketball player. A massive and sometimes controversial voice, LaVar who is the founder of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) has maintained an enviable relationship with his wife and a great closeness with his entire family.
All members of the family star in the web Television Series, Ball in the Family. The show which airs on Facebook documents the lives of the Ball family members, taking it from both the personal and professional life. It began to air in 2017 and it still enjoys a viewership that is over a million people.
Another thing that the Ball family is into is business, running on the 3 B brand. Tina Ball has been very much involved with the entire business which includes clothing lines for both men and women under the line of Lady 3 B and Girl 3 B. There are also the 3B shoes among other investments.
Health Condition, What Happened To Her?
An individual that is always with her family, when Tina got missing from the games of her son, it was easily noticed and people began to speculate she may be suffering from health challenges. As it would turn out, she was indeed suffering from a health challenge. She suffered a massive stroke in February 2017.
The health problem left her in the hospital for months and it affected her speech, even though it is expected that she would make full recovery. More so, inasmuch as she couldn’t talk, LaVar Ball revealed that she was able to understand all that was happening around her as well as all that was said, and she smiled at things said.
Before too long, Tina Got back to her feet and is able to speak again, although slowly, but she is definitely building on that. All things being equal, it is expected that she will gain full recovery in the nearest future.
Tina Ball Height and Body Measurements
Now already over 50 years old, Tina Ball is still a very beautiful woman who has a nice build and is still rather athletic. The former college basketball player also has a nice height and generally good body measurements. Her height is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) while her weight is unknown, just as her complete body measurements.