After landing himself in some hot water for telling off booing fans after the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 1 loss on Saturday, Ben Simmons is taking a step back a bit.

On Sunday, Simmons said he understood that Philadelphia fans can be more critical than most, and he wouldn’t have it any other way, taking it as a sign of how much they care.

“It’s Philly, that’s what’s gonna happen,” Simmons said, via Rich Hofmann of The Athletic. “I mean, I love it, that’s how Philly is. If you can’t play, they’re going to give you the s— and they talk s—, that is what it is. If you’re not playing well, they gonna let you know.