Ben Simmons' tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers didn't end on the best of terms, but the Brooklyn Nets guard still has a lot of love for the city where he began his NBA career.

"Philly is obviously a sports city. And my experience playing there was incredible," Simmons said during a recent appearance on "The Old Man and The Three" podcast with former teammate JJ Reddick. "Like, for the most part, it was incredible. I had a great time. The fans are unbelievable. I still have an apartment there ... I feel like I'm a part of Philly still."

Simmons added: "It's just unique. Even being in Brooklyn now, it's completely different. This is a different experience for me. And, you know, I value that time I did spend in Philly because I was able to learn and grow in that city, and I got friends for life there. My brother lives there. I got family there. So yeah, Philly's great. I think people have like a thought that I think that I hate it."