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

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877 577
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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973 563
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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747 596
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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635 518
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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854 493
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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623 490
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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782 606
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Louisville Kentucky, USA

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554 495
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Cincinnati Ohio, USA

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583 444
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Diego California, USA

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432 521
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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337 471
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Montreal Québec, Canada

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321 538
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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368 472
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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255 492
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Buffalo New York, USA

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206 488
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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301 301
Tampa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
katiemartucci added Tampa Florida, USA

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247 439
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Columbus Ohio, USA

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180 364
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Omaha Nebraska, USA

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176 406
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Hartford Connecticut, USA

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186 412
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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169 364
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Birmingham Alabama, USA

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95 307
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
OwenLarsen added Anaheim California, USA

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173 351
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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99 306
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
JRizza added Green Bay Wisconsin, USA

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145 403
Providence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Providence Rhode Island, USA

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140 370
Syracuse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Syracuse New York, USA

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82 219
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
RobLein added Des Moines Iowa, USA

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214 282
Austin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Austin Texas, USA

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192 262
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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122 161
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 31 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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88 309
Newark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jonathan-guerra added Newark New Jersey, USA

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93 127
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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104 174
Calgary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
joey-walsh added Calgary Alberta, Canada

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41 91
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
jere77pr added San Juan Puerto Rico

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35 89
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
papadak80 added Little Rock Arkansas, USA

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81 213
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
starcityreporter added El Paso Texas, USA

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91 163
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jacksonville Florida, USA

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89 404
Akron is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Akron Ohio, USA

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89 161
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
dragon-roberts added Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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69 146
Quebec City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
MacSa added Quebec City Québec, Canada

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115 338
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Jersey City New Jersey, USA

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73 341
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Rochester New York, USA

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39 102
Manchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
bball added Manchester New Hampshire, USA

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43 138
Lexington is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
uk_jeff added Lexington Kentucky, USA

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46 179
Fort Wayne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Fort Wayne Indiana, USA

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11 40
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Charleston South Carolina, USA

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45 200
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
EdwardLeonKillian added Fresno California, USA

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43 136
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
Tulsa Oklahoma, USA

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Missoula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team
ElmerGlueGun added Missoula Montana, USA - Every state border Montana which are Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota all have no NBA team, so put a team in Montana you have 5 states cheering for them