Did Tina Die? Tina Ball, American former collegiate basketball player, who gained public interest when she became the wife of American former professional footballer Lavar Ball, and subsequently for being the mother of professional basketball player Lonzo Ball has become a subject of death hoax.
According to some unrealiable source, it was reported that Tina Ball has passed away. However, this claims are considered false as no reliable source is talking about her death.
What Happened to the American Basketball Player, Tina Ball?
People are wondering about the stroke that the former college basketball player suffered after her sons Lonzo and LaMelo Ball faced off on 9 May, in a Hornets vs Pelicans showdown.
The 53-year-old, originally from Miami, Florida, was the athletic director at Vernon Middle School in Montclair, California. Along with a stint as a physical education teacher, she worked at the school for 24 years.
She married LaVar Ball in 1997. In August 2017, Ball and her family premiered in their Facebook reality show, Ball In The Family.
Since on 9 May (Mother’s Day), her sons, Lonzo and LaMelo, led their teams in a Pelicans vs Hornets face-off, fans are curious as to what happened to Tina Ball.
What happened to Tina Ball?
In February 2017 Tina suffered a serious stroke that kept her in the hospital for two-and-a-half months and cost her the ability to speak.
“She can’t really talk right now,” Lonzo said in an ESPN The Magazine feature published in May 2017, where he explained what happened in the aftermath of Tina’s stroke.
She has since regained the ability to walk but still suffers from aphasia, which limits her verbal communication.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “aphasia is a condition that robs you of the ability to communicate. It can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written.”
The New York Post described LaVar Ball as “infamously loudmouthed,” for his constant promotion of his sons. However, the 53-year-old has been tight-lipped on his wife, Tina’s condition.
But he did offer an insight into his feelings about her when brushing off criticism for marketing his sons whilst Tina is in poor health. He said: “Everybody was like, ‘What is LaVar doing?’ Don’t worry about what I’m doing. I take care of mine.”
He continued: “She’s the one. Just so smooth. She’s not like other girls. She’s tough, smart, pretty. I told my wife, ‘I been with you so long, you can have one eye drooped and your mouth over here like this and you’re still beautiful to me. I look at you the same way. That ain’t gonna never change.’”
During an interview on The Woj Pod with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN in October 2019, Lonzo Ball revealed that his mother goes to physical therapy five times a week.
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