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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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2,132 456
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle Washington, USA

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1,169 728
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,227 703
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
St. Louis Missouri, USA

4
1,030 748
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

5
1,067 625
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kansas City Missouri, USA

6
827 670
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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808 629
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

8
975 722
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

9
727 570
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

10
683 609
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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542 683
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

12
438 604
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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433 677
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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467 581
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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322 611
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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398 402
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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255 618
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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256 460
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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296 568
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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233 530
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

21
223 510
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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137 413
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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233 434
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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219 445
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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153 394
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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181 480
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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283 351
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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118 301
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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170 243
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 29 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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162 460
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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254 321
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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165 207
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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38 65
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wichita Kansas, USA

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119 385
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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146 237
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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68 157
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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130 211
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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103 201
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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60 154
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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104 275
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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145 390
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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46 87
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

The Hottest Basketball Wives and Girlfriends

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62 160
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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120 221
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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112 469
Akron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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23 56
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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72 185
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
uk_jeff added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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94 393
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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60 231
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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60 250
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA