NBA 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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2,909 588
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,604 1,065
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,670 981
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,567 970
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,223 895
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

6
1,436 883
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

7
1,164 841
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,076 761
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

9
1,310 943
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

10
892 890
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
777 942
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
631 858
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
615 964
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
708 754
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
438 886
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
532 643
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
375 846
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
444 754
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
363 731
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
387 588
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
202 655
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
356 688
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
278 748
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
227 632
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
285 664
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
221 708
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
451 489
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

28
304 377
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

29
351 318
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
215 683
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

31
366 479
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
188 565
Newark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

33
160 505
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

34
217 314
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

35
113 218
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

36
163 264
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

37
219 360
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

38
204 544
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

39
204 406
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

40
149 665
Akron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

41
117 559
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
146 453
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

43
103 315
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

44
81 250
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

45
86 406
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

46
87 331
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

47
80 385
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

48
49 213
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

49
95 328
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
159 373
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