When asked, “Who is Tina Ball?”
Former American basketball player Tina Ball is now a coach.
In the basketball community, the Balls are practically household names.
While LaVar Ball and his sons have become media darlings, LaVar’s famed basketball player wife, Tina Ball, has been doing her best to keep out of the limelight in recent years.
When LaVar Ball saw Tina play basketball in high school, he was immediately impressed.
They were committed to each other and announced their engagement.
She is the current athletic director of Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California and a co-founder of celebrity sports agency Big Baller Company.
Tina and her family are featured on an episode of “Ball in the Celebrity,” a Facebook reality show.
The Balls are so well-known in basketball that they are often compared to the Kardashians.
|Real Name||Christina Catherine Ball|
|Nick Name||Mama Ball|
|Date of Birth||11 December 1967|
|Birthplace||Chino Hills, California, USA|
|Age||56 years (2023)|
|Parents||Robert Slatinsky and Catherine Slatinsky|
|Children||LaMelo Ball / LiAngelo Ball / Lonzo Ball|
|Net Worth||$ 10 Million|
Family and Personal life
Christina Catherine Slatinsky was born to Robert and Catherine Slatinsky on December 11, 1967, in Miami, Florida.
She’s always had a natural athletic ability, even from a young age.
She was a basketball powerhouse at Alta Loma High School and California State University, ultimately joining the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles Women’s Team.
Tina, by the way, also played basketball with the person she would eventually marry.
LaVar says he met Tina after he transferred to Cal State L.A. from West Los Angeles College.
The sight of her made LaVar feel like he’d been pierced by Cupid’s arrow.
Quickly, he walked up to her and declared, “I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’re going to do something.”
After being taken aback by LaVar’s haughtiness, Tina Ball ended up believing him.
Before they even started dating, LaVar had had planned to marry her and start a basketball dynasty by having sons.
Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, and LaMelo Ball are the three daughters of LaVar and Tina Ball, and they are all professional basketball players. This was LaVar’s “grand plan” all along.
While LiAngelo plays shooting guard for the UCLA Bruins, Lonzo is the point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Her son, LaMelo, is a guard for the Chino Hills High School varsity.
She and Lonzo have a grandchild whom they call Zoey.
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Tina Ball’s interest in sports and other forms of physical activity dates back to her childhood, when she already was an outlier among girls her age.
Tina Ball considered many other sports before deciding on basketball.
She picked up the sport of basketball at Alta Loma High School and eventually became talented enough to play for Cal State University’s Golden Eagles women’s team.
The odds against her playing professional basketball were very high.
She eventually became the athletic director at Vernon Middle School, though, so her interest in the sport didn’t end in the game.
Educator Tina Ball, together with husband LaVar, founded the 3B brand (Big Baller Brand) and have previously worked at Vernon Middle School.
Tina and LaVar’s Facebook reality show, Ball in the Family, has over a million viewers and has helped make the Ball family a household brand thanks to the on-court exploits of their boys and LaVar’s flair for controversy.
Tina Ball has helped the Big Baller brand grow to encompass a wider variety of merchandise, such as shoes, clothes, and accessories.
Tina Ball stands at an impressive 6 feet and 1 inch tall.
After four years of college, her final score of 935 ranks her eighth on the all-time scoring list, which is better than her high school lifetime average of 15.
Tina is the name she gave to her granddaughter, Zoey.
The medical community began to worry that Tina had a stroke in February 2017 that left her unable to utilize her right side.
Although a reporter inquired as to Tina’s health, Lonzo said, “I don’t have a remark on that, buddy, it’s a family thing.”