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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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910 599
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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1,004 581
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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776 617
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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888 505
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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658 540
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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643 510
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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810 619
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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600 460
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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570 508
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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443 544
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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350 489
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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331 560
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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375 488
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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261 505
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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214 501
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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316 314
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Tampa Florida, USA

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253 456
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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190 430
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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191 375
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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180 414
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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97 324
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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176 373
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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183 359
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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104 321
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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148 409
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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141 380
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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89 227
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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221 292
Austin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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197 273
Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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128 176
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 31 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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95 318
Newark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added Newark New Jersey, USA

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97 138
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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106 184
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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41 97
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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44 104
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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123 344
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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81 225
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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94 173
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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73 156
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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90 416
Akron is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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90 173
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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21 44
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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74 353
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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48 142
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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40 107
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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47 188
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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46 209
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 49 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

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47 143
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA