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

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1,469 915
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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1,479 900
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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1,364 890
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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1,290 800
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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1,049 834
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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1,014 781
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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1,179 880
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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915 708
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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826 760
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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665 855
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Francisco California, USA

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551 754
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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546 839
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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596 704
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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399 768
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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498 530
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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316 762
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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350 708
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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279 677
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose California, USA

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324 589
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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186 543
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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294 539
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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265 637
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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209 514
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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267 558
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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205 597
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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199 572
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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354 452
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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246 284
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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220 341
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added Raleigh North Carolina, USA

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316 408
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

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145 407
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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154 485
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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67 160
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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179 293
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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179 322
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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140 565
Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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171 472
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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132 286
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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131 365
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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75 163
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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110 471
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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92 229
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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83 246
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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93 228
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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

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Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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90 243
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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73 301
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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148 289
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska