Nets' Ben Simmons reflects on time with 76ers: 'I feel like I'm part of Philly still'

Despite all of the drama that went down between Ben Simmons and the 76ers -- and the fact that he ultimately forced his way out of Philadelphia -- the former No. 1 overall pick apparently doesn't harbor any ill will toward the city or fans of the franchise.

In fact, he still owns property in Philly and values the time he spent with the Sixers. 

"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 J.J Reddick.

"Like for the most part, it was incredible. I had a great time. The fans are unbelievable.

"It's just unique," Simmons added. "Even being in Brooklyn now, it's completely different.

My brother lives there. I got family there. So yeah, Philly's great. I think people have like a thought that they think I hate it." 

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