Two prominent Philadelphia sports reporters got into a war of words on social media Tuesday, revolving around the 76ers. Photo Credit: PHLY Sports on YouTube Photo Credit: PHLY Sports on YouTube

A pair of prominent Philadelphia sports journalists spent most of Tuesday embroiled in a very public feud, and it doesn’t seem like it will be going away anytime soon.

It all started Tuesday morning when SportsRadio WIP’s Howard Eskin bashed 76ers center Joel Embiid for his role in Philadelphia’s collapse down the stretch in Monday’s second game of their series against the New York Knicks. The Sixers blew a five-point lead with 30 seconds to play to head back to Philadelphia down 2-0 in the series.

“The star of the team is not Joel Embiid…Hey big guy, how about a stinkin’ rebound in the fourth quarter? Tyrese Maxey is without question the best basketball player on this 76ers team and it’s not even close,” Eskin said while on the air.

Kyle Neubeck of PHLY Sports called out Eskin for his take and for his past, saying, “In 20 years Howard will pretend he never said most of this stuff just like he did with Iverson, whose *** he now kisses because he’s a desperate clout chaser.”

Neubeck expanded on his points against Eskin Tuesday night on the PHLY Sports podcast, as well, letting his true feelings be known in a profanity-laced monologue.

Eskin wasn’t done, though. He responded Tuesday night, saying, “Coming from a nobody who wants to be a somebody. You’ve got nobody locked up. A zero trying to become a 1. Again you have zero locked up. Jealously is a horrible trait. Stay in your lane. Too bad it’s a dead end. Also thanks for letting me live rent-free in your head.”

Neubeck came back with one parting blow, though. “So unbothered that you laid down to go to bed and couldn’t sleep without responding. Unlike you, I’ll never be enough of a zero that I’ll admit in a media room that I’ve deliberately put typos in my tweets for more attention. Can’t say the same for you, sad old fraud!” he said on X.

[Kyle Neubeck, Howard Eskin, Crossing Broad, Photo Credit: PHLY Sports on YouTube]