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Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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List Criteria: 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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    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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    Nevada, USA

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    Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Kansas City Missouri, USA

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    British Columbia, Canada

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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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    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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    Québec, Canada

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    Hawaii, USA

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    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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    Columbus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Columbus Ohio, USA

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    Florida, USA

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

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    Anaheim California, USA

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    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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    Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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    Hartford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Hartford Connecticut, USA

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    Omaha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Omaha Nebraska, USA

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    Providence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Providence Rhode Island, USA

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    Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Birmingham Alabama, USA

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    Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Syracuse New York, USA

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    Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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    Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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    Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Des Moines Iowa, USA

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

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    Austin Texas, USA

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    El Paso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    El Paso Texas, USA

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    Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    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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    Ohio, USA

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    Alberta, Canada

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    Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Jacksonville Florida, USA

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    New Jersey, USA

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    Québec, Canada

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    Newark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Newark New Jersey, USA

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    Rochester is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Rochester New York, USA

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    Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team


    Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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    Lexington is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Lexington Kentucky, USA

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    Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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    Fresno is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Fresno California, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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    Oklahoma, USA

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    Wisconsin, USA

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    Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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    Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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    New Hampshire, USA

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    Ontario, Canada

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    Alberta, Canada

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