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List Rules U.S. cities who do not have an NBA team, but should

Does your city deserve a professional NBA team? Here is a list of cities that should have a professional basketball team, but for one reason or another, don't. These cities are either big enough to have a team or have many sports fans who live there who want a team. From metropolises like Seattle that had a franchise but lost it, to strongholds of other sports franchises like St. Louis and Pittsburgh, there are plenty of cities in America that don't have NBA teams that should.

What cities don't have NBA teams? What cities should get NBA expansion teams? It's possible that some of the county's best basketball cities are toiling way without a professional team! If you have an opinion, you can add to this list of cities that should have NBA teams and share it with your friends. Who knows, maybe one of these cities without NBA teams will get one because of you.

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle Washington, USA

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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tampa Florida, USA

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Anaheim California, USA

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Hartford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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Providence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Des Moines Iowa, USA

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Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Raleigh North Carolina, USA - With basketball being extremely popular around Raleigh and a metro area of over 1 million, an NBA team would thrive here.

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Calgary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Calgary Alberta, Canada

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El Paso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
El Paso Texas, USA

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Akron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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Newark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Newark New Jersey, USA

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Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Quebec City Québec, Canada

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Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Juan Puerto Rico

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Manchester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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Lexington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Lexington Kentucky, USA

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Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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Dayton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Dayton Ohio, USA

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fresno California, USA

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Sheboygan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Sheboygan Wisconsin, USA

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Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico