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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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2,379 513
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Seattle Washington, USA

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1,329 827
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

3
1,366 802
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
St. Louis Missouri, USA

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1,212 820
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

5
1,192 709
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kansas City Missouri, USA

6
931 756
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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909 704
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

8
827 633
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

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1,078 803
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

10
753 680
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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609 768
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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499 682
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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494 760
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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533 644
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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363 690
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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457 462
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Tampa Florida, USA

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289 689
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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260 603
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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325 641
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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167 473
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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250 576
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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294 525
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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191 451
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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265 484
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
scootie added Virginia Beach Virginia, USA

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246 502
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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196 539
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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316 404
Austin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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181 515
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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195 292
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
GreenSushi added Raleigh North Carolina, USA - With basketball being extremely popular around Raleigh and a metro area of over 1 million, an NBA team would thrive here.

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287 363
Jacksonville, Florida is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
AdamShelton added Jacksonville, Florida Can be a great basketball city.

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132 357
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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202 248
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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134 437
Newark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added Newark New Jersey, USA

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51 116
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Wichita Kansas, USA

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158 281
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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156 251
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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126 513
Akron is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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156 434
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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115 246
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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114 323
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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60 126
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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100 431
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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77 205
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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81 195
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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33 92
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Cheyenne Wyoming, USA

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75 197
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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68 288
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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81 211
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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64 267
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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134 259
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska