Tina Ball (born December 11, 1967) is an American Former College Basketball Player, Athletic Director, and Sportsperson Parent from Miami, Florida. She is best known as the loving mom of Lonzo Ball (professional basketball player).
He currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. Lonzo began his career by performing for college basketball for one season with the UCLA Bruins.
Later, he got selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft. Furthermore, Ball dubbed as the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2018. On the other hand, Tina played the sport for the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles women’s basketball team.
Marriage with Spouse LaVar Ball & Children
The 52-years-old Tina Ball tied the knot with her husband “LaVar Christopher Ball” in 1997. He is an American media personality, businessman, and former professional football tight end.
The couple first met each other while playing for the Cal State Los Angeles. Tina and LaVar are blessed with three children. On October 27, 1997, their first son “Lonzo Anderson Ball” was born.
Later, they welcomed their second kid “LiAngelo Ball” on November 24, 1998, who is also a basketball player. Finally, their third kid named LaMelo Ball took birth on August 22, 2001.
|Real Full Birth Name||Christina Catherine Slatinsky.|
|Profession||Former College Basketball Player and Athletic Director.|
|Famous for||Being the mother of Lonzo Ball (American professional basketball player).|
|Age (As of 2019)||52 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||December 11, 1967.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Sagittarius.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Miami, Florida, United States.|
|Current Residence||Montclair, California, USA.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tinaballofficial/
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 1".
Centimeters: 185 cm.
Meters: 1.85 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 72 Kg.
Pounds: 158 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||44-34-40.|
|Parents||Father: Robert Slatinsky.
Mother: Catherine Slatinsky.
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known.
Sister: 1 sis.
|Famous Relatives||Grandchild: Zoey Christina Ball.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Husband/Spouse Name||LaVar Christopher Ball.|
|Son||1. Lonzo Anderson Ball.
2. LaMelo Ball.
3. LiAngelo Ball.
|Dating History?||Love Affair with her boyfriend.|
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors's degree.|
|School||Alta Loma High School.|
|Alma Mater.||California State University, Los Angeles (1987–1991).|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Adam Sandler.
Actress: Julia Roberts.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream.|
|Love to do||Traveling and listening to music.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$500K US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tina Ball
- Lonzo Ball’s mother whose real full birth name is Christina Catherine Slatinsky was born on December 11, 1967, in Miami, Florida, United States. Hence, Tina Ball’s age is 52 years old, as of 2019.
- Her parents are Robert Slatinsky (father) and Catherine Slatinsky (mother).
- She completed her school education from Alta Loma High School.
- Ball remained a four-year varsity basketball letter winner during her school days. In fact, she averaged 15.8 points and 18.2 rebounds.
- Later, the former player attended California State University, Los Angeles from 1987 to 1991 and graduated with a bachelors’ degree.
- Christina began her career by performing at the Washington State before transferring to Cal State Los Angeles.
- Currently, the sportsperson’s mom works as the athletic director at Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California.
- Tina is also the grandmother of Lonzo’s daughter Zoey Christina Ball. Her middle name is dedicated to her.
- In August 2017, her family premiered their Facebook reality show titled “Ball In The Family”.
- On February 21, 2017, Catherine Slatinsky suffered a stroke and then admitted to a nearby hospital. This affected her badly and left her dealing with aphasia.
- Tina Ball stands an impressive height of 6′ 1″ (185 cm) with a muscular build. She also does different forms of exercise on a regular basis.
- Moreover, her current weight is 158 lbs (72 Kg) which the former player maintains by following a healthy and clean diet.