For someone who is dedicated to following the NBA and the families of players, Tina Ball is someone you can easily know. She is a former college basketball player and mother of the basketball-playing trio Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, and LaMelo Ball.
She has become very popular because she is always by her husband’s side, LaVar Ball, for her children on and off the court. Here is everything you want to know about her.
Tina Ball Biography and Age
She was born Tina Catherine Slatinsky on December 11, 1967, in Miami, Florida. Her parents are Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. There is very little information about how she was brought up, mainly because she is a very private person.
For her education, Tina attended Alta Loma High School in California and from there she moved to California State University in Los Angeles, where she graduated in 1991. During her school years, Tina played basketball in both high school and college.
Although she did not follow the game professionally, she became involved in sports when she worked as a sports director at Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California.
Tina met LaVar Ball, the man with whom she would spend many decades while still at university. According to LaVar, who started in Washington before he moved to California, he felt an almost instant attraction to the beautiful young woman right after he saw her and approached her.
A few years later, the two married in 1996, and after more than 20 years they have remained as close as ever. The couple is blessed with three children: Lonzo, born in 1997, LiAngelo (1998), and LaMelo (2001). All boys are aiming for a professional career in basketball.
LaVar Ball, who is now a businessman and media personality, was a football and basketball player at the time he met Tina Ball. LaVar, the founder of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA), is a massive and sometimes controversial voice and has maintained an enviable relationship with his wife and a close relationship with his entire family.
All members of the family play the leading role in the web TV series “Ball in the Family”. The show, which is broadcast on Facebook, documents the lives of Ball family members, both personal and professional. The show has been on air since 2017 and to date enjoys an audience of over one million people.
A further concern of the Ball family is the business, which operates under the brand 3 B. Tina Ball is heavily involved in the entire business, which also includes clothing lines for men and women under the Lady 3 B and Girl 3 B lines. Other investments include 3B shoes.
Health Condition, What Happened To Her?
A person who is always with her family when Tina went missing from her son’s games was easily noticed and people began to speculate that she might be suffering from health problems. As it turned out, she was indeed suffering from a health impairment. In February 2017 she suffered a severe stroke.
The health problem left her in hospital for months and affected her speech, although she was expected to make a full recovery. Even more, since she could not speak, LaVar Ball revealed that she was able to understand everything that was happening around her and everything that was being said, and she smiled at what was being said.
It didn’t take too long for Tina to get back on her feet and speak again, albeit slowly, but she is definitely building on that. All in all, it is expected that she will fully recover in the near future.
Tina Ball’s Height and Body Measurements
Today already over 50 years old, Tina Ball is still a very beautiful woman, with a beautiful physique and still quite athletic. The former college basketball player also has a nice height and generally good body measurements. Her height is 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch), her weight is unknown, as well as her complete body measurements.