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Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

List RulesU.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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  • 1

    Seattle

    Washington, USA
    3,364
    644

    Area (km sq)369.2

  • 2

    Las Vegas

    Nevada, USA
    1,955
    1,078

    Area (km sq)352.0

  • 3
    Missouri, USA
    1,854
    1,100

    Area (km sq)171.46

  • 4

    Kansas City

    Missouri, USA
    1,610
    994

    Area (km sq)826.28

  • 5

    Pittsburgh

    Pennsylvania, USA
    1,811
    1,256

    Area (km sq)151.0

  • 6

    San Diego

    California, USA
    1,302
    859

    Area (km sq)964.51

  • 7

    Louisville

    Kentucky, USA
    1,422
    959

    Area (km sq)1033.41

  • 8
    Maryland, USA
    1,297
    953

    Area (km sq)238.4

  • 9
    Ohio, USA
    1,011
    1,029

    Area (km sq)206.01

  • 10

    Nashville

    Tennessee, USA
    825
    856

    Area (km sq)1362.59

  • 11
    Texas, USA
    583
    569

    Area (km sq)704.0

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    Tampa

    Florida, USA
    642
    809

    Area (km sq)441.85

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    Honolulu

    Hawaii, USA
    719
    1,083

    Area (km sq)177.2

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    Raleigh

    North Carolina, USA
    375
    536

    Area (km sq)375.0

  • 15

    Omaha

    Nebraska, USA
    423
    763

    Area (km sq)307.95

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    Virginia Beach

    Virginia, USA
    456
    689

    Area (km sq)1288.0

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    Jacksonville

    Florida, USA
    449
    585

    Area (km sq)2292.14

  • 18
    New York, USA
    490
    965

    Area (km sq)136.0

  • 19
    Ohio, USA
    447
    838

    Area (km sq)577.85

  • 20

    San Jose

    California, USA
    377
    815

    Area (km sq)466.11

  • 21
    New Mexico, USA
    406
    912

    Area (km sq)469.56

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    San Juan

    Puerto Rico
    221
    373

    Area (km sq)199.25

  • 23

    Tucson

    Arizona, USA
    13
    26

    Area (km sq)505.31

  • 24

    Richmond

    Virginia, USA
    22
    58

    Area (km sq)161.87

  • 25
    Alabama, USA
    303
    700

    Area (km sq)393.42