Last Thursday, we published a report detailing some harrowing information we received from a confirmed member of the Ball family. This interaction started from a comment that was left on an op-ed piece written about Lavar Ball the day before.
After verifying the family member’s identity via multiple email and social media confirmations, the member of the Ball family said:
This story began to gain some real traction on Friday night when a reporter asked Lonzo Ball the following question after UCLA‘s first round victory:
“Lonzo, there was a report that your mom suffered a stroke. I wanted to know if that was the case and how you’re holding up?”
“I got no comment on that man, it’s a family issue.”
We do not condone the personal nature of the question directed towards Lonzo. There are other ways to gather information than to put a college kid on the spot about his mother’s potential medical condition. But, this exchange caused us to seek out more sources in regards to this developing story. In the process of doing so, we were contacted by a friend of the Ball family and member of the Chino Hills community.
This friend was not able to comment on the presence of the Ball children, but was able to confirm that he/she was part of a group that prayed over Tina on February 23rd. This is just days after February 20th – the date our original source said Tina checked into the hospital.
Over the weekend, a separate comment was made on our article. The commenter suggested something quite contrary to our sources’ original reports:
“Seems like she was at UCLA’s final home game on March 4th,” then left a link to this tweet:
This tweet contradicted our original report because through our own confirmation with the hospital, Tina was still checked in as of March 15th at 12:30 PM EST.
So, we now have confirmed through multiple sources that she was in the hospital on February 23rd. We have also confirmed that she was in the hospital on March 15th.
This tweet does not prove or disprove Tina’s attendance at the UCLA vs. Washington State game. But, our source said that Tina was in surgery on February 21st. We are simply reporting what we know.
We will continue to keep you updated as this story progresses.