Tina Ball
Personal information
Born December 11 1967 () (age 51)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
High school Alta Loma
(Alta Loma, California)
College Cal State LA (1987–1991)
Position Forward

Christina Ball (née Slatinsky; born December 11, 1967) is an American former college basketball player who played for the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles women's basketball team and is married to media personality LaVar Ball. She is also the mother of current NBA player Lonzo Ball.

Basketball Career

Ball was a four-year varsity basketball letter winner at Alta Loma High School in Alta Loma, California where she was a All-Baseline League pick as a senior. She averaged 15.8 points and 18.2 rebounds. Ball was one of top basketball prospects in high school and she chose to attend California State University, Los Angeles. She finished her career ranking eighth in points (935), eighth in field goals made (541), fifth in field goal attempts (1165), fourth in rebounds (627), fifth in blocks (60), eighth in free throws made (120), and seventh in free throws attempted (208).

Cal St. L.A. Statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Bold Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG PPG
1986-87 Cal St. L.A. 28 190 33.5 0.0 51.2 6.4 6.8
1987-88 Cal St. L.A. 28 354 41.6 0.0 61.8 6.4 12.6
1988-89 Cal St. L.A. 18 237 43.0 1.0 73.0 6.5 13.2
1990-91 Cal St. L.A. 25 146 65.8 26.7 40.0 5.6 5.8
Career Cal St. L.A. 99 935 46.4 27.0 57.7 6.3 9.4

Personal Life

Ball is the daughter of Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. She is the athletic director at Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California. She married former football player LaVar Ball, her college sweetheart. "I transferred from Washington State and saw her in the hall. Wow. She knocked me off my feet. I stopped her in the hall and said: ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do together, but we’re gonna do something.’ She was like, ‘is this guy cocky or what?’

Together, they have three sons: Lonzo (b. 1997), LiAngelo (b. 1998), and LaMelo (b. 2001). Lonzo is currently a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, while LiAngelo played basketball at UCLA, and LaMelo is a senior point guard at Chino Hills High School. Her granddaughter Zoey is named after her.

In August 2017, Ball and her family premiered in their Facebook reality show, Ball In The Family. On February 21, 2017 she suffered a stroke and dealing with aphasia.

See Also

Ball Family

Gallery:Ball Family