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Mark Cuban Tells Howard Eskin: 76ers 'Have No Idea What They're Doing'

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Mark Cuban is one of the respected and successful businessmen in America.

On Monday night, Cuban was in Philadelphia, as his Dallas Mavericks were taking on the 0-10 Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Despite a hard fought game, the Sixers lost their 11th straight to begin their third season under the current regime.

"I talked to Mark Cuban last night and I said how do you like what this team does?" 94WIP's Howard Eskin told the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday. "'They have no idea what they're doing,' is what he said to me."

Listen: Howard Eskin on the 94WIP Morning Show


Eskin has been one of the biggest criticizers of this Sixers regime----owner Joshua Harris, general manager Sam Hinkie, and CEO Scott O'Neil.

"It's a disgrace," Eskin said. "It's a joke. It is so awful.

"Sixers have W for win, L for loss, and MV. Moral victory. They beat the spread last night! So they have three columns, there's a moral victory column!"

One of the bright spots for the Sixers this season, has been their No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor. "Big Jah" had 19 points and 11 rebounds against the Mavs. Okafor is now leading all NBA rookies averaging 19.2 points per game, is third in rebounds averaging 7.6 per game, and second in blocks averaging 1.82 per game.

"They want to pad his numbers to try to push him to be the rookie of the year, because [O'Neil] is already preparing a marketing campaign," Eskin said.

Eskin also broke a story regarding Eagles' Pro Bowl left-tackle Jason Peters, who has missed the team's last two games with back spasms. Eskins reports that Peters was going to be activated for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, but Peters refused to be a backup.

"He was going to dress, but I think Chip Kelly wanted to give me a little bit more rest---which I don't think he should have," Eskin explained on Tuesday morning. "If he dresses you gotta be able to play, but that's another story. And he was gonna dress and be available because they're thin on the offensive line, if anything happens. When Peters was told, 'Listen you're gonna dress,' by Chip Kelly he told him, 'But I'm gonna use you as a backup.'

"He says, 'If I'm not starting, I'm not dressing.' And that was the end of that story."

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