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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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle 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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1,510 919
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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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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1,320 807
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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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver 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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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

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

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679 876
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Francisco California, USA

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

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

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville 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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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Tampa Florida, USA

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

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

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

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192 556
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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330 602
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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

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Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, 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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Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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202 586
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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363 460
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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

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229 349
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added Raleigh North Carolina, USA

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

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

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

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Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wichita Kansas, USA

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

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Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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133 373
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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

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

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

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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

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