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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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2,368 511
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle Washington, USA

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1,320 824
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,361 797
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
St. Louis Missouri, USA

4
1,205 817
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

5
1,187 705
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kansas City Missouri, USA

6
928 750
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

7
905 699
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

8
822 629
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

9
1,073 800
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

10
752 673
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

11
608 762
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

12
496 677
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

13
491 754
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

14
530 639
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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360 685
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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455 456
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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287 683
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

18
259 596
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

19
324 634
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

20
165 467
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

21
248 570
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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289 521
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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187 446
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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243 497
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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260 481
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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194 533
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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313 399
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

28
178 510
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

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192 287
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added Raleigh North Carolina, USA - With basketball being extremely popular around Raleigh and a metro area of over 1 million, an NBA team would thrive here.

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284 358
Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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130 350
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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200 242
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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134 429
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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50 109
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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156 276
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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154 246
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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125 507
Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

38
155 428
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

39
113 241
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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112 317
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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59 120
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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100 424
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

The Hottest Basketball Wives and Girlfriends

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76 199
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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32 86
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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77 191
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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73 193
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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67 282
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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64 262
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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78 208
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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131 256
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