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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1
3,113 623
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA
2
1,712 1,142
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA
3
1,686 1,023
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA
4
1,768 1,048
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA
5
1,526 929
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA
6
1,227 890
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA
7
1,390 982
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA
8
1,152 808
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
9
943 946
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA
10
819 1,017
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
11
667 1,015
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA
12
755 797
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA
13
471 941
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA
14
572 694
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA
15
410 900
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA
16
472 801
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA
17
386 781
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA
18
427 623
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA
19
218 701
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA
20
388 724
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA
21
288 796
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA
22
237 685
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA
23
301 707
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA
24
228 754
Providence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA
25
328 409
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA