Philadelphia 76ers Struggling More Than Twitter Foe Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Team and candidate have been teasing one another on Twitter.
By BEN GITTLESON
November 28, 2015, 6:55 PM
• 3 min read
-- In the match-up of Philadelphia’s professional basketball team and the Republican presidential candidate from Ohio, the politician seems to have come out on top.
The Philadelphia 76ers and John Kasich, the Buckeye State's governor, got in a bit of a Twitter tiff last month when Kasich jokingly insulted the team's skills at a town hall meeting. The Sixers fired back with a quickly deleted tweet that hit at Kasich's low poll numbers: "At least we win more than 2% of the time."
But guess what: So far this season, they don’t. So at least for now, Kasich was right.
The 76ers on Friday night set the record for the most consecutive losses by a major professional sports team –- 27. They are 0-17 this season.
As long as at least one voter supports Kasich, the candidate is performing better than the NBA franchise.
Kasich has since embraced the brief Twitter imbroglio. He has hit the basketball court a couple times on the campaign trail since then, playfully taunting the team but also praising its players and coach.
"Regardless of what they say, I do have a lot of respect for the Philadelphia 76ers," he told reporters after shooting around with the Milwaukee Bucks this month.
Kasich may be struggling to drum up momentum in the early-voting states and across the country, but this match-up is one in which he comes out on top.