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Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team 

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Updated February 27, 2020 74.8k votes 7.7k voters 105.6k views 50 items

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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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

Area (km sq): 1033.41

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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

Area (km sq): 206.01

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
voting closed at #10 California, USA

Area (km sq): 600.6

The Golden State Warriors moved to San Francisco in the 2019-20 season.

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

Area (km sq): 441.85

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

Area (km sq): 307.95

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

Area (km sq): 375.0

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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Florida, USA

Area (km sq): 2292.14

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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

Area (km sq): 1288.0

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

Area (km sq): 136.0

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Greater Sudbury is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
T960 added Ontario, Canada

Area (km sq): 3200.0

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San Jose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

Area (km sq): 466.11

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Wichita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

Area (km sq): 359.75

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Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
tankles13 added North Dakota, USA

Area (km sq): 126.44