Top Ten Cities That Deserve an NBA Team


The Top Ten

1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With the Steelers, Penguins, and the Pirates being good, this city could use an NBA team. - OhioStateBuckeyes

Pittsburgh can be called the Ironmen because of the steel industry's impact in the area. Maybe the Clippers or the Kings could move here.

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

2 Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

They need their team back. Get the Sacramento Kings to become the Seattle Kings. - OhioStateBuckeyes

Seattle and Pittsburgh need one but I chose Seattle because at least Pittsburgh has an NHL team.

Seatle can have the Clippers. But change the name to the SuperSonics

3 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. - OhioStateBuckeyes

More names: Cincinnati Blue Jays, Cincinnati Mummies

Cincinnati Harambes

Possible Names: Cinncinnati Royals, Cinncinnati Crushers

4 Kansas City, Missouri

Royals fans are so passionate that they would be a great fit for a team like the Timberwolves

The Royals are a great MLB team, so an NBA team would fit in great here. - OhioStateBuckeyes

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


5 Saint Louis, Missouri

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

6 San Diego, California

They could really use one right now. - OhioStateBuckeyes

Give us a team! - charlieyourboss

7 Louisville, Kentucky

Call them the Mustangs.

With UL being good, I think they could get one. - OhioStateBuckeyes

8 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia

I need a Canadian nba team to support if the Toronto raptors get eliminated in the playoffs

9 Baltimore, Maryland

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

10 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri

This city's already on this list. - creed99

The Contenders

11 Columbus, Ohio

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

Go buckeyes. Number one

12 Springfield, Massachusetts

Yes that is right put a basketball stadium in Springfield - 2storm

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

13 Nashville, Tennessee

Austin we got enough teams in Texas Tennessee needs another - 2storm

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

14 Tampa Bay, Florida

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

15 Rochester, New York

Bring back the ROYALS

16 Paris, France

I don't live in France but it would be great there - 2storm

17 Virginia Beach, VA
18 Montreal, Quebec

They're the biggest city without an nba team

The Canadiens and the Alouettes sell out almost every game.

19 Las Vegas, Nevada 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.

No one wants to put a professional sports team in this city. - creed99

20 Omaha, Nebraska
21 London, England
22 Long Beach, California
23 Jacksonville, Florida
24 Buffalo, New York Buffalo, New York
25 Calgary, Alberta Calgary, Alberta
26 Hartford, Connecticut
27 Anaheim, California


28 Austin, Texas
29 Birmingham, Alabama
30 Lexington, Kentucky
31 Canton, Ohio
32 Des Moines, Iowa
33 Pomona, California
34 San Fransisco, California

They have the Warriors

35 Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii
36 Bakersfield, California
37 El Paso, Texas
38 Anchorage, Alaska
39 Corpus Christi, Texas
40 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

They have the thunder

41 Ottawa, Ontario
42 Edmonton, Alberta
43 San Jose, California
44 Atlantic City, New Jersey
45 Raleigh, North Carolina
46 Pasay City, Philippines
47 Richmond, Virginia
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List Stats

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3 years, 361 days old

Top Remixes

1. Seattle, Washington
2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3. Vancouver, British Columbia
1. Springfield, Massachusetts
2. Nashville, Tennessee
3. Birmingham, Alabama
1. Cincinnati, Ohio
2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3. Saint Louis, Missouri


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