LaVar Christopher Ball is an American businessman, media representative, and personal trainer. He has come into the spotlight through his famous basketball sons Lonzo, Liagelo, and Lamelo Ball. LaVar Ball is the founder of the Junior Basketball Association and the CEO of Big Baller Brand, a sportswear company.
LaVar Ball’s Bio, Age
LaVar Ball was born on October 23, 1967, and has four brothers named LaFrance, LaValle, LaRenzo, and Lashon. He was active in high school in American football and basketball at Canoga Park, as well as at West Los Angeles College, Washington State, and California State University. In his youth, Ball was a prominent football quarterback and a striker on the Canoga Park High School basketball team.
He broke the school record in one season, scoring a total of 316 rebounds. Ball began his basketball college career at West Los Angeles College, where he scored 33 points and 18 rebounds against Porterville College; later he moved to Washington State and again to Los Angeles State, California, where he played with three of his brothers.
After college, Ball returned to football and signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) on May 1, 1994, as a defensive end. The ball was sent to the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, where he scored 28 yards of kick returns. After an injury that ended his career, he stopped playing football. For his academics, Ball studied criminal justice during his studies.
Ball founded his sportswear company in 2016 and sold his first shoes for around $495. All his sons have signed shoes and have promoted the Big Baller brand. The value of LaVar Ball is estimated at $4 million. In a move that would certainly increase family income, Deadline Hollywood reported that Facebook would support a reality show focused on the Ball family. The show will be called “Ball in the Family”.
Family – Wife, Sons
LaVar met his wife Tina Catherine Slatinsky in college. Tina was born in Miami, Florida on December 11, 1967, the daughter of Robert and Catherine Slatinsky. She attended Alta Loma High School and California State University in Los Angeles, where she met her future husband. Like Ball, Tina was heavily involved in basketball both in college and high school. She played for the Los Angeles state women’s basketball team, the Golden Eagle Women’s Basketball.
They married in 1996 and are blessed with three sons: Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. Tina got a job as a high school gym teacher after they both settled down. In February 2017, she suffered a serious stroke that put her in the hospital for several months, but she is slowly recovering and is back on her feet.
LaVar Ball’s first son Lonzo Ball was born on October 27, 1997; he is 1.82 m tall and weighs 190 pounds (86 kg). Lonzo is the most popular and successful of the LaVar sons and has received several national awards. He was personally coached by his father and played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins before being selected for the second overall selection in the 2017 NBA draft. He is currently dating his high school sweetheart, Denise Garcia, and both welcomed their first child – a girl named Zoey Christina Ball on July 22, 2018.
LiAngelo Ball was born on November 24, 1998; he is 1.82 m tall and weighs 104 kg (230 pounds). He currently plays for the Los Angeles Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association. LiAngelo retired from UCLA on December 4 after being suspended for shoplifting in China. He then played for the Lithuanian BC Prienai together with his younger brother LaMelo.
LaMelo Ball, the youngest of the Ball siblings, was born on August 22, 2001. He is 1.82 m tall and weighs 69 kg (153 pounds). Lamelo is one of the most published young basketball players at present. He played with his brother for BC Prienai and now plays professionally for the Los Angeles Ballers.
The ball brothers had the privilege of being coached by their father while they were growing up. LaVar Ball’s parenting style has been criticized and praised in some circles, while some have praised him for his practical approach to bringing up successful athletes, others have attacked him for being too pushy in their lives.
What Is LaVar Ball’s Height?
As you would expect from any professional athlete, LaVar Ball has an impressive physical stature. He is 1.91 m (1.91 m) tall and weighs 119 kg (263 pounds).