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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
    Washington, USA
    3,364
    644

    Area (km sq)369.2

  • 2
    Nevada, USA
    1,933
    1,072

    Area (km sq)352.0

  • 3
    Missouri, USA
    1,839
    1,093

    Area (km sq)171.46

  • 4
    Missouri, USA
    1,600
    983

    Area (km sq)826.28

  • 5
    Pennsylvania, USA
    1,811
    1,256

    Area (km sq)151.0

  • 6
    California, USA
    1,302
    859

    Area (km sq)964.51

  • 7
    Kentucky, USA
    1,414
    952

    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
    Tennessee, USA
    816
    853

    Area (km sq)1362.59

  • 11
    Texas, USA
    575
    572

    Area (km sq)704.0

  • 12
    katiemartucci addedFlorida, USA
    642
    809

    Area (km sq)441.85

  • 13
    Hawaii, USA
    710
    1,075

    Area (km sq)177.2

  • 14
    GreenSushi addedNorth Carolina, USA
    368
    540

    Area (km sq)375.0

  • 15
    scootie addedVirginia, USA
    456
    689

    Area (km sq)1288.0

  • 16
    Nebraska, USA
    422
    757

    Area (km sq)307.95

  • 17
    AdamShelton addedFlorida, USA
    443
    586

    Area (km sq)2292.14

  • 18
    Ohio, USA
    447
    838

    Area (km sq)577.85

  • 19
    New York, USA
    490
    965

    Area (km sq)136.0

  • 20
    California, USA
    372
    813

    Area (km sq)466.11

  • 21
    New Mexico, USA
    406
    904

    Area (km sq)469.56

  • 22
    jere77pr added

    San Juan

    Puerto Rico
    219
    374

    Area (km sq)199.25

  • 23
    Arizona, USA
    13
    30

    Area (km sq)505.31

  • 24
    Alabama, USA
    300
    699

    Area (km sq)393.42

  • 25
    ElmerGlueGun addedIdaho, USA
    25
    64

    Area (km sq)207.33