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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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1,063 665
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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1,132 648
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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916 697
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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986 572
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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759 612
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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750 576
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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913 677
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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675 526
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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641 564
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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497 627
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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405 556
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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393 628
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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299 566
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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430 543
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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363 367
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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239 567
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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282 520
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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232 424
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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209 470
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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214 490
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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127 375
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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215 401
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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206 414
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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135 361
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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173 447
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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150 219
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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111 268
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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255 329
Austin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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155 424
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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230 297
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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142 181
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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28 38
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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111 359
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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132 218
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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58 137
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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119 192
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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55 133
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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41 65
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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19 34
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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96 253
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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88 182
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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55 139
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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138 372
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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111 199
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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67 164
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
uk_jeff added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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104 449
Akron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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87 374
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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56 211
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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25 21
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