America Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team  

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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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2,751 573
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,525 985
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,571 935
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,451 937
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,128 859
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

6
1,351 849
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

7
1,087 808
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
988 735
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

9
1,236 921
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

10
857 828
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
723 896
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
586 810
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
573 908
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
654 726
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
410 833
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
516 587
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
343 809
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
401 732
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
326 702
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
346 561
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
194 602
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
335 648
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
270 697
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
218 576
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
274 615
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
211 655
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
402 470
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

28
206 632
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

29
303 299
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
264 359
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
333 455
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
152 464
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
156 542
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
179 299
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

35
84 199
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

36
191 368
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

37
192 338
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

38
130 248
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

39
144 623
Akron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

40
175 525
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

41
138 415
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

42
111 520
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

43
77 213
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

44
96 278
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

45
84 294
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
83 370
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

47
76 349
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

48
46 176
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

49
92 292
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
153 337
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska