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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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864 564
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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959 552
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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729 586
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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624 507
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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845 484
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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609 482
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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774 596
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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549 488
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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572 441
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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427 515
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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334 466
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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317 532
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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366 466
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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255 485
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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202 484
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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299 297
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Tampa Florida, USA

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247 433
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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174 401
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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185 406
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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94 304
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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177 358
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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167 360
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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97 303
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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144 400
Providence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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171 348
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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140 367
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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80 218
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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212 280
Austin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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188 261
Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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119 160
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added 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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92 124
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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104 171
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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40 88
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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87 307
Newark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added Newark New Jersey, USA

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80 210
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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89 402
Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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89 162
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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114 337
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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69 144
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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73 339
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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88 159
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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34 88
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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Manchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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43 137
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
uk_jeff added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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46 178
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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45 198
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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43 135
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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38 141
Dayton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Dayton Ohio, USA

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56 344
Sheboygan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Sheboygan Wisconsin, USA