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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2,814 577
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,554 1,020
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,613 953
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,497 949
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,166 876
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

6
1,383 865
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

7
1,115 829
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,022 747
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

9
1,264 929
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

10
868 855
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
745 915
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
604 836
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
584 935
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
674 739
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
416 860
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
521 612
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
353 828
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
415 744
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
340 716
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
360 573
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
196 626
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
345 665
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
272 720
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
222 600
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
277 639
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
214 679
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
417 482
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

28
208 657
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

29
320 309
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
277 370
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
342 471
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
156 480
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
163 557
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
196 306
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

35
97 206
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

36
200 384
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

37
142 256
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

38
197 352
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

39
146 641
Akron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

40
186 535
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

41
113 537
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
139 433
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

43
98 294
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

44
77 231
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

45
85 310
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
83 387
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

47
77 366
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

48
46 193
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

49
92 308
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
154 352
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