NBA 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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1
3,197 641
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA
2
1,766 1,177
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA
3
1,740 1,047
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA
4
1,821 1,072
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA
5
1,568 948
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA
6
1,257 914
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA
7
1,421 1,004
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA
8
1,186 828
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
9
975 971
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA
10
833 1,050
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
11
683 1,048
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA
12
776 822
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA
13
484 972
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA
14
588 718
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA
15
420 928
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA
16
482 826
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA
17
392 810
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
18
440 644
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA
19
225 730
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA
20
400 746
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA
21
297 819
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA
22
244 711
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA
23
307 731
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA
24
240 773
Providence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA
25
339 425
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA