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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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1,006 639
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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1,077 627
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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864 670
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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947 545
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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720 584
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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712 548
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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879 652
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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652 497
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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615 541
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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478 588
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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382 531
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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368 595
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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414 518
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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290 540
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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345 347
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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231 541
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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272 496
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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206 466
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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214 405
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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198 449
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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115 354
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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205 384
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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197 401
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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164 434
Providence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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121 347
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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144 201
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added 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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103 254
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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152 409
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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242 319
Austin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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217 291
Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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21 26
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wichita Kansas, USA

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128 167
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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107 345
Newark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added Newark New Jersey, USA

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122 205
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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51 124
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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51 123
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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37 57
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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109 189
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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16 26
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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53 130
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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92 246
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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136 364
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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83 174
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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65 156
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
uk_jeff added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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101 192
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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100 441
Akron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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82 369
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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54 205
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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23 16
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Missoula Montana, USA - Every state border Montana which are Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota all have no NBA team, so put a team in Montana you have 5 states cheering for them