Kasich brought up the team, which he said he'd run into in his New Hampshire hotel lobby Friday morning, as an example of the value of skilled labor, according to ABC News.
"The reason why some of them make a lot of money is because they have skills,” Kasich told the audience at a Manchester, New Hampshire town hall. "Not too many Sixers have had that many skills lately, but they do."
The 76ers took note of the dig, hitting back from their team Twitter account. "At least we win more than 2% of the time,” the tweet read.
The comment was a knock at the Ohio governor's consistently low poll numbers. But the NBA team apparently didn't stand by it. The tweet has since been deleted.