LaMelo LaFrance Ball is a professional American basketball player who plays for National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets. When he was in high school he won a state championship game. He along with his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo got national success as a freshman.
In 2019 when he used to play for National Basketball League’s Illawarra Hawks he won NBL rookie of the year and after a year in 2020 when he was picked as draft NBA player by Hornets he was named the NBA rookie of the year in 2021.
You can get much information about LaMelo and his brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo but there is not much information available on the internet about their mother Tina Ball, so in this piece of article we will be talking about LaMelo’s mother Tina.
Short Biography of Tina Ball
Christina Catherine Slatinsky who is better known as Tina Ball was born on December 11, 1967, in Miami, Florida, the United States to Catherine and Robert Slatinsky. Ever since she was a child she had a keen interest in sports and she used to play basketball.
As she was really talented basketball player she shined and dominated the court of Alta Loma High School and did the same at California State University. She had an amazing career throughout the four years of her college. Tina met LaMelo’s father and her husband LaVar Ball in college and soon they started going out and married.
Tina is a great supporter of her children who supported them to become one of the best basketball players around the world. As per the reports, Tina is now an athletic director of Vernon Middle School, and of course, she is also playing a huge role in her family’s brand Big Baller Brand. Even though Tina used to play basketball and her family owns Big Baller Brand, she is mostly known because of her sons.
If you have been following the Ball family then you might know that they have a reality show called Ball In The Family which started airing on August 29, 2017. Some sites also call them basketball Kardashians because of their involvement in basketball, their reality show, and their brand.
Tina Had a Stroke
Back in February 2017, Tina had a stroke, and it had a huge impact on her family as the stroke she suffered was totally unexpected. Obviously, after suffering from the stroke Tina wouldn’t have been the same as before so they took care of her throughout her recovery and still are doing the same.
According to a source, Lonzo talked about his mother’s stroke and recovery, he said “Since everyone sees my dad in the media, they assume he plays a big role in our family. Well, he does. Yet it was actually my mom who gave the family its stability.” He also said that his dad only listens to their mother and when she had a stroke it was really tough for the family and he also added that it was the first time that he saw his dad crying.
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How Much Does She Earn? (Her Net Worth)
As mentioned Tina is an athlete director of Middle School and she also has a huge role in her family-owned brand Big Baller Brand and according to various media sources, she has an estimated net worth of $1 or $2 million where some say that she has a net worth of $10 million so we are not sure what her net worth is.