Top Ten Cities That Most Deserve an NBA Team

The Top Ten
1 Seattle, Washington Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

They should be called the Seahawks, but change our NFL team name to Salem Sonics or Boise Gems or whatever, but it's gotta be in Boise an/or Salem instead of Seattle. Seahawks basketball should've been invented since pro basketball have established, instead of short lived Miami Seahawks in the 1946 and 47 NFL seasons. Seattle and Portland needs BASEBALL and NBA instead of NFL, NFL or SOCCER, they don't need all of them. Tacoma should have the NHL team to be called Tacoma Totems, Spokane should have SOCCER, and Boise and Salem should have the NFL. Got it? Great!

2 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh is a city in the western part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the second most populated city in the state.

The City of Pittsburgh really needs an NHL Hockey Team because they do an outstanding job of supporting their other 3 of the 4 main Major Pro-Sports Teams (Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins), and all 3 teams are average and above quality teams. The Steelers (in my opinion) is Pittsburgh's BEST Pro-Sports Team, with the Penguins coming in at #2, and then the Pirates at #3. NBA is the only sport out of the 4 main major Pro-Sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL) that Pittsburgh is missing. Like the other Pittsburgh Pro-Sports Teams, this would be a GREAT rival to the Philadelphia 76ers. Here are some possible team names for a Proposed Pittsburgh NBA Basketball Expansion Team:

1) Pittsburgh Roadrunners
2) Pittsburgh Zebras
3) Pittsburgh Constructionmen
4) Pittsburgh Bridgemen

3 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis is an independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois.

They haven't had one for over 60 years. Plus, they have the Cardinals, Rams, and the Blues.

This city's already on this list.

4 Cincinnati, Ohio

I'm not saying this because I live here. I'm saying this because of two great college basketball teams make this city basketball hungry.

Cincinnati is having basketball redound there, but not confirmed yet.

It could work they have some passion for college basketball at least

5 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.

Vancouver is also looking to move the Memphis Grizzlies back to Vancouver this year, but is confirmed for having one in Nashville, stopping this nonsense for the Grizzlies.

I love the idea of having Canadian teams. It shows that the NBA has versatility!

Vancouver failed once, we should not let history repeat itself.

6 Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City is looking to have T-Mobile Center as an NBA arena by 2030, but is not confirmed yet to have a team located in Kansas City.

They had a NBA team, but they relocated to Sacramento and did worse than expected there. I have to admit, this city really deserves a NBA team, especially the proud sports fans that lives here. I hope it happens eventually.

Kansas city is a city that backs up their team in any way minor league or major.

7 San Diego, California

San Diego is not going to be able to get an NBA team there unless the Los Angeles Clippers or the Utah Jazz can move to that location.

Yeah they could use one. Send the Clippers to San Diego to go with the Padres

They could really use one right now.

8 Montreal, Quebec Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took... read more

Montreal is also wanting an NBA team sharing with the Montreal Canadiens, but not confirmed to be located there yet.

9 Louisville, Kentucky

This would be like putting an NFL team in Alabama.

10 Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Bullets might get a sport team there, bring the Baltimore Bullets 2.0. But not confirmed yet to have a team play there.

Baltimore has a HUGE fan-base and I know lots of people who would want an NBA team there. They have great baseball and football teams they deserve an NHL and an NBA team!

The Ravens have had some success, so a team here would do great.

The Contenders
11 Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

The Kings should move to Las Vegas because it now has a WNBA team but not an NBA team. It also has an NFL and an NHL team

No one wants to put a professional sports team in this city.

12 Nashville, Tennessee

The only way this could work is if the Memphis Grizzlies were to leave.

Some teams that would be a great fit for Nashville :
Timberwolves, Magic, and Kings

13 Columbus, Ohio

The Buckeyes get a great fan base, so an NBA team would get one as well.

14 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton, the capital of Alberta in Canada, is known for its festivals and natural beauty. The West Edmonton Mall is one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in the world. The North Saskatchewan River Valley provides a vast urban parkland with hiking and biking trails. Edmonton hosts... read more

That would be cool if edmonton had an nba team and they played in rogers place

15 Springfield, Massachusetts

Not much to say, but basketball was invented in this city.

16 Tampa Bay, Florida

CRAP! I forgot to add this one! Oh well, it's on here now.

17 Winnipeg, Manitoba

That would be cool if winnipeg had an nba team and they played in the Winnipeg jets arena

18 Virginia Beach, Virginia Virginia Beach, a coastal city along the Atlantic Ocean, boasts a long stretch of sandy beaches and a lively boardwalk. It's a popular destination for water sports, fishing, and beachfront entertainment. The city is home to the First Landing State Park, where English colonists first landed in 1607... read more
19 Paris, France Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the... read more

This would screw up the league entirely there's a reason the NFL hasn't moved to London yet

20 Calgary, Alberta Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
21 Rochester, New York
22 Jacksonville, Florida
23 London, England London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable... read more
24 Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu.
25 Buffalo, New York Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York.
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