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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2,695 567
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,501 945
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,522 925
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,404 917
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,329 817
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

6
1,082 852
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

7
1,043 799
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,217 893
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

9
951 726
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

10
848 790
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
689 881
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
573 776
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
564 870
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
621 719
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
405 801
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
510 554
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
333 779
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
370 725
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
296 695
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
314 552
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
192 567
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
331 612
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
269 661
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
216 541
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
272 581
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
209 622
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
203 598
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

28
372 465
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

29
274 294
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
236 353
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
329 424
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
149 431
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
156 508
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
78 171
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

35
188 335
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

36
188 307
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

37
147 295
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

38
141 589
Akron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

39
173 493
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

40
134 383
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

41
110 488
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
103 240
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

43
75 182
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

44
95 246
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

45
83 263
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
82 339
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

47
44 146
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

48
74 319
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

49
92 259
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
150 307
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