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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2,701 567
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,502 949
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,527 925
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,410 917
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,330 821
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

6
1,087 852
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

7
1,046 800
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,220 894
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

9
955 727
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

10
849 794
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
693 882
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
575 779
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
567 873
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
624 720
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
406 805
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
511 558
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
335 782
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
374 726
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
299 697
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
318 553
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
192 572
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
331 617
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
269 666
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
217 545
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
273 585
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
209 626
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
203 602
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

28
375 466
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

29
278 294
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
239 354
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
330 427
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
149 435
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
156 512
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
78 175
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

35
189 338
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

36
189 310
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

37
151 295
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

38
142 593
Akron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

39
174 497
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

40
134 387
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

41
110 492
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
105 242
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

43
75 186
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

44
95 249
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

45
83 266
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
82 342
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

47
44 149
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

48
74 322
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

49
92 263
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
150 310
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