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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2,679 567
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,495 939
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,513 922
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,393 915
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,324 812
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

6
1,074 851
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

7
1,036 796
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,208 892
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

9
943 723
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

10
843 783
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
683 878
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
570 771
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
562 863
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
614 717
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
403 794
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
508 548
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
329 774
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
364 722
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
291 691
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
192 560
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

21
308 548
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

22
331 605
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
269 654
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
214 535
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
271 575
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
208 616
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
202 591
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

28
366 462
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

29
268 291
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
231 351
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
327 419
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
148 425
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
156 502
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
77 166
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

35
187 330
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

36
187 302
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

37
141 582
Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

38
140 294
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

39
172 487
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

40
133 377
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

41
110 482
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
75 176
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

43
101 236
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

44
95 240
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

45
83 257
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
44 140
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

47
82 333
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

48
74 313
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

49
91 254
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
150 301
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