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Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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.

Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team Cities / Towns
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Washington, USA

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    Missouri, USA

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    Pennsylvania, USA

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nevada, USA

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    British Columbia, Canada

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    Missouri, USA

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    Kentucky, USA

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    Maryland, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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    California, USA

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    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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    New Mexico, USA

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    New York, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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    added by OwenLarsen
    California, USA

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    Silicon Valley, California, USA

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    added by JRizza
    Wisconsin, USA

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    Connecticut, USA

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    Nebraska, USA

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    ranked low on reranks & added by katiemartucci
    Florida, USA

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    Alabama, USA

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    Rhode Island, USA

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    added by scootie
    Virginia, USA

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    New York, USA

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    added by RobLein
    Iowa, USA

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    Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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    added by starcityreporter
    Texas, USA

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    Texas, USA

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    added by joey-walsh
    Alberta, Canada

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ohio, USA

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    added by MacSa
    Québec, Canada

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    New Jersey, USA

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    added by GreenSushi
    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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    added by MacSa
    Nevada, USA

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New York, USA

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    often listed & added by jonathan-guerra
    New Jersey, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    about to drop off & added by EdwardLeonKillian
    California, USA

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    added by UserNameIsWorking
    Texas, USA

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    added by dragon-roberts
    Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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    added by uk_jeff
    Kentucky, USA

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    Idaho, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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    added by dragon-roberts
    Michigan, USA

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Wisconsin, USA

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    added by broadcastkid19
    New Jersey, USA

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    added by leorashad
    South Carolina, USA

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