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Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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List of cities that should have a professional basketball team is a list cities that should have an NBA team and 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 lost their team 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? 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.

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

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    most listed
    Seattle

    Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States More
    100
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    the people's #1
    Louisville

    Kentucky, Area code 502, United States, with Territories More
    92
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    Area code 557, United States, with Territories, Missouri More
    92
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    ranked low on reranks
    Kansas City

    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    88
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    Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States More
    87
  6. 6
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    84
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    Midwestern United States, Northwest Territory, Ohio More
    81
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Las Vegas

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    75
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buffalo

    Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America More
    67
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nashville

    Tennessee, Area code 615, United States, with Territories More
    65
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    ranked low on reranks
    Vancouver

    Canada, North America, Americas More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    San Francisco

    California, Northern California, Contiguous United States More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    Columbus

    Area code 614, Ohio, United States, with Territories More
    60
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    58
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    Canada, North America, Americas More
    56
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    55
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    Hawaiian Islands More
    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Providence

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    55
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    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    50
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    ranked high on reranks
    Virginia Beach

    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    49
    added by: scootie
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    ranked low on reranks
    Birmingham

    United States of America, United States, with Territories, Americas More
    48
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Akron

    Ohio, Area code 330, United States, with Territories More
    46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Syracuse

    Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America More
    46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rochester

    Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America More
    42
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Omaha

    Nebraska, United States, with Territories, Area codes 402 and 531 More
    42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Tampa

    Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    41
    added by: katiemartucci
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    ranked high on reranks &controversial
    Sheboygan

    Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States, with Territories More
    40
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    ranked high on reranks
    Newark

    Area codes 862 and 973, Contiguous United States, United States of America ... More
    40
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    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with ... More
    35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jacksonville, Florida

    29
    added by: AdamShelton
    Can be a great basketball city.
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    Texas, Contiguous United States, Area code 512 More
    26
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