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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2,903 588
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,603 1,063
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,669 981
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,565 969
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,222 895
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

6
1,435 882
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
1,074 761
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
891 889
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
226 632
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
284 664
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
221 707
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
451 487
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

28
351 316
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

29
303 377
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

30
215 682
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

31
365 479
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
188 564
Newark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

33
160 504
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

34
217 313
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

35
113 217
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

36
163 262
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

37
218 360
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

38
204 543
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

39
204 405
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

40
149 664
Akron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

41
117 558
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
146 452
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

43
103 314
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

44
86 405
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

45
80 250
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

46
87 330
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

47
80 384
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

48
49 212
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

49
95 327
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
159 371
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