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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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2,258 483
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle Washington, USA

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1,254 781
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,292 765
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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1,129 784
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

5
1,135 669
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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885 715
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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864 668
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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1,026 772
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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781 599
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

10
721 646
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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579 729
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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474 641
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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466 717
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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500 613
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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344 655
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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429 432
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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271 656
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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276 495
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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247 570
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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239 544
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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310 609
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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154 445
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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252 464
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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233 480
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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171 427
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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190 515
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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300 382
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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124 331
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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170 491
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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183 271
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 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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268 345
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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185 227
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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126 414
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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46 93
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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153 262
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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140 237
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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72 186
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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72 178
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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153 415
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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119 496
Akron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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109 228
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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110 304
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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70 182
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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99 412
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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54 111
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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127 242
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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81 206
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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28 75
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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66 268
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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62 251
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA