Tina Ball is the famous former college basketball player who came into limelight for giving birth to the kids Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball. All three of her children are amazing basketball players and by the look of things Basketball runs through their veins.
If you are into NBA, you should have noticed Tina who is always there in the court to support her children. She is usually together with her husband Lavar Ball, and the two are extremely famous in the sporting community.
Caption: Tina at a game supporting her children.
Tina Ball: Early Life and Education
Tina was born as Tina Catherine Slatinsky on the 11th of December, 1967. She was born in Miami, Florida to parents Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. We have a very little to share about the early stages of Ball’s life, which makes sense when you consider the fact that she only came under the radar in the later stages of her life. However, we do know that she is of White-American ethnicity. Moreover, Ball grew up for the most part in Chino Hills.
Now looking at her academics, Tina went on to join the Alta Loma High School in California. She next moved to California State University and graduated from the institution in 1991. Whilst at her school, Tina was an amazing basketball player. She was so good that it came as a surprise to all when she did not pursue the game professionally.
Tina Ball: Career
After graduating from the university, Tina began her career in sports. She was, however, not involved in the court but worked at Vernon Middle School in Montclair as the athletic director. The fit and athletic lady later began suffering from different health issues. It was a very challenging time for her and to add to the injury, she suffered a massive stroke in 2017.
She then had to spend some months in the hospital. This even affected her ability to speak. Thankfully, Tina is expected to make a full recovery and get back to her feet in no time.
Tina Ball: Personal Life
Tina met the man of her dreams, LaVar Ball whilst she was still in college. LaVar later admitted that he was almost instantly attracted by Tina and the two just connected. Tina soon began dating Ball and the two got married in 1996. It has been over 20 years and the two are as close as in the day they got together.
They are now blessed with three sons, Lonzo(1997), LiAngelo(1998), LaMelo(2001), and all these boys are pursuing a career in basketball. Tina likes to support her sons alongside her husband. She has gone on to make countless appearances in games and is always seen cheering for her sons.
Tina Ball: Net Worth
Tina’s husband, LaVar is a businessman and a media personality. He is also the founder of Junior Basketball Association and is a successful man. By the look of things, fame just seems to run in the DNA of the Balls. The family even has its own web TV series called “Ball in the Family”. It airs on Facebook and has been documenting the lives of the Ball family. The show that began airing in 2017 is quite popular among a variety of audience and has over 1 million viewers.
The entire family is really into business and they are good at it. Tina has her own clothing line for men and women and makes a pretty good living out of it. As per reports, Tina has a net worth of $5 million and the figures are sure to rise in the future.