The growing tension between LaVar Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers may have reached a boiling point. Ball’s antics have become a dark cloud looming over the Lakers as they have dropped nine of their last 13 games.

One Eastern Conference executive believes that Lavar’s mouth is chewing off more than what his son Lonzo Ball can handle. “The dad has verbally fought all his fights for him,” the executive told Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report.

“The kid is in the habit of retreating and saying, ‘OK, I guess he’s got this.’ The parent is trying to out-do the kid. You could argue that LaVar is a bigger name than Lonzo. There’s a tragedy in that, and we’re watching it unfold.”