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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2,830 580
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,565 1,025
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,626 956
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,507 954
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,173 882
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

6
1,393 869
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

7
1,122 832
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,031 748
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

9
1,270 932
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

10
875 858
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
749 919
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
608 841
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
587 941
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
676 742
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
420 864
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
523 615
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
356 829
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
418 747
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
342 718
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
362 576
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
197 628
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
347 667
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
273 723
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
222 603
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
277 641
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
215 681
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
419 482
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

28
212 658
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

29
280 371
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

30
321 310
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

31
343 473
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
156 482
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
164 559
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
197 309
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

35
98 208
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

36
200 386
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

37
142 258
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

38
199 354
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

39
147 643
Akron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

40
186 537
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

41
113 539
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
139 434
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

43
98 295
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

44
77 232
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

45
85 311
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
83 388
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

47
78 366
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

48
46 194
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

49
93 308
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
155 353
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