America 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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2,683 567
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Washington, USA

2
1,497 940
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,514 923
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

4
1,395 916
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nevada, USA

5
1,324 814
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Missouri, USA

6
1,075 852
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
British Columbia, Canada

7
1,037 797
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Maryland, USA

8
1,209 893
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kentucky, USA

9
944 724
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

10
844 785
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

11
685 878
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

12
571 772
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Québec, Canada

13
562 865
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hawaii, USA

14
616 717
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tennessee, USA

15
403 796
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

16
508 550
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Florida, USA

17
330 775
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Mexico, USA

18
365 723
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

19
292 692
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
California, USA

20
309 549
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia, USA

21
192 562
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added California, USA

22
331 607
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nebraska, USA

23
269 656
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Connecticut, USA

24
214 537
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Wisconsin, USA

25
271 577
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Alabama, USA

26
208 618
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rhode Island, USA

27
202 593
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

28
368 462
Austin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Texas, USA

29
269 292
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

30
232 352
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added North Carolina, USA

31
328 420
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville Florida, USA

32
148 427
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Iowa, USA

33
156 504
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added New Jersey, USA

34
77 168
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Kansas, USA

35
188 303
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Florida, USA

36
187 332
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Alberta, Canada

37
142 294
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Québec, Canada

38
141 584
Akron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Ohio, USA

39
172 489
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New Jersey, USA

40
134 378
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added Texas, USA

41
110 484
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
New York, USA

42
75 178
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added South Carolina, USA

43
101 238
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added Puerto Rico

44
95 242
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Arkansas, USA

45
83 259
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added New Hampshire, USA

46
44 142
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wyoming, USA

47
82 335
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

48
74 315
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Indiana, USA

49
91 256
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Oklahoma, USA

50
150 303
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