Interesting Biography Facts
LaMelo LaFrance Ball
basketball player, reality TV star
August 22, 2001
Anaheim, California, United States
Chino Hills High School, Spire Institute and Academy
LaMelo Ball family members
Lonzo Ball (older brother), LiAngelo Ball (older brother)
Is LaMelo Ball a gay/bisexual?
What is LaMelo Ball marital status?
Who are LaMelo Ball parents?
LaVar Ball (father)
Date of birth: October 23, 1967
The name of LaMelo’s father is LaVar Christopher Ball. He entered this world in California, USA. LaVar is one of 7 children in the family of Anderson and Maria Ball. He was a very athletic child, and was one of the best sportsmen at his high school. After school, he entered West Los Angeles College, where he majored in criminal justice. Besides, he defended .
His career in sports was short but bright. He played in the World League of American Football for the team “London Monarchs”. Later he left sports and founded the eponymous foot brand.
Nowadays, LaVar is a frequent participant in television shows. His contradictory statements very often appear in the media. Thus, he once told that he could defeat Michael Jordan in the match.
Tina Ball-Slatinsky (mother)
Date of birth: December 11, 1967
Tina Ball-Slatinsky is widely celebrated as the wife of an ex-sports star LaVar Ball and the mother of their three kids. Sometimes, she appears in the center of public attention.
Her full name is Christina Catherine Ball. She was bought up by Robert and Catherine Slatinksy. She studied at Alta Loma High School. After school, she continued her education at California State University. There she played basketball for the college team. Later she crossed the ways with her future husband LaVar and they started dating. The couple got married and gave birth to three sons, and all of them became professional athletes.
In 2017 Tina had a heart stroke and was sent for rehab. She managed to improve her health and appeared on the family reality show “Ball in the Family”.
LaMelo Ball siblings
Lonzo Ball (older brother)
Date of birth: October 27, 1997
LaMelo has a talented friendly family of five. He has two older brothers. Lonzo is the oldest one. He is also a professional basketball player.
Lonzo started to play basketball at the age of 2, coached by his father. Later he continued to play for the team of Chino Hills High School. He led the school to several loud victories, including the win in the match during his senior year at school, where his team set a record and was ranked as the Number 1 team in the nation.
Nowadays he plays basketball for the team “New Orleans Pelicans”. He has a daughter Zoey Ball with his partner Denise Garcia.
LiAngelo Ball (older brother)
Date of birth: November 24, 1998
LaMelo’s second oldest brother is LiAngelo Robert Ball. He is a basketball aspiring player, too. LiAngelo got a large fan base, while he was playing for the Bruins, the team at UCLA. But his membership at the Bruins was over after he was arrested for the theft in one of China shops with some other players. After that LiAngelo left in Europe and played for the same Lithuanian club as his brother LaMelo did.
Nowadays he is a player of JBA (Junior Baseball League). The league was founded by his brother. He is also the constant participant of the reality series, also produced by his parents.
Melo is an athlete, about whom people are talking that he is the future NBA star. He was born in Anaheim, Ca, and since the first years of his life, he has been playing basketball with his family members. Then he was selected as a point guard to the school basketball team. The boy’s talent was obvious and his dad put lots of effort to help his son.
Ball didn’t attend his Chino Hills High School in the 11th grade because of his father’s decision. His dad LaVar didn’t approve of the change of the coach at school and decided to take his son out of the team. He studied remotely and joined it with the work of an ambassador for their family apparel label “Big Baller Brand”. Then his father hired an agent for him. Soon LaMelo was signed by a European football club. He changed several clubs in Europe and Japan.
Later he refined his playing skills at SPIRE Institute and was one of the best players on their team. One day the opposing team refused from playing with Spare because of LaMelo, whose technique was much higher than an amateur player can have.
In 2018 he was recruited by the football club “Vytautas Prienai” in Lithuania. LaMelo was considered the youngest professional basketball player in the world. In 2020 he was drafted by the renowned basketball team “Charlotte Hornets” to play for NBA. LaMelo Ball has just started his way on top, and he has a chance to become the bright sports star of his generation.
Interesting and fun facts
- LaMelo’s favorite basketball stars are Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
- He was just 16 years old when he earned enough to buy a Lamborghini.
- His father’s apparel company “Big Baller Brand” presented his signature shoes “Melo Ball 1”. He is the first player ever to have such shoes.
- After he was drafted by Charlotte Hornets to play in NBA he signed the lucrative deal. According to this deal, his salary is estimated at $16 million.
- His height is 6 ft 8 in and his weight is 180 pounds.
- In 2020 LaMelo is single and is focused on his career. Previously, he was rumored to date an Instagram model Nikia but didn’t confirm officially that info.