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 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!

This city should've had a team since the birth of pro basketball, if it ever happened back then, the NBA team in Seattle would've been called the Seahawks. I mean Seahawks basketball, NOT football! Our NFL team should switch to be the name of our NBA team. BASEBALL and NBA in Seattle and Portland, NHL in Tacoma, NFL in Boise and Salem, and SOCCER in Spokane. That should and will be the perfect major pro sports locations in the Pacific Northwest.

Seahawks basketball that should've established since 1945.

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

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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

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.

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

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5 Saint Louis, Missouri

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

6 St. Louis, Missouri 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.

This city's already on this list. - creed99

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

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

8 San Diego, California San Diego, California

They could really use one right now. - OhioStateBuckeyes

Give us a team! - charlieyourboss

9 Montreal, Quebec

They're the biggest city without an nba team

The Canadiens and the Alouettes sell out almost every game.

10 Louisville, Kentucky

Call them the Mustangs.

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

The Contenders

11 Baltimore, Maryland

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

12 Nashville, Tennessee 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

13 Columbus, Ohio

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

Go buckeyes. Number one

14 Edmonton, Alberta
15 Winnipeg, Manitoba
16 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

17 Tampa Bay, Florida

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

18 Rochester, New York

Bring back the ROYALS

19 Paris, France

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

20 Virginia Beach, VA
21 Ottawa, Ontario
22 Calgary, Alberta 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.
23 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.

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. - creed99

24 Omaha, Nebraska
25 London, England
26 Long Beach, California
27 Jacksonville, Florida
28 Buffalo, New York 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.
29 Hartford, Connecticut
30 Anaheim, California


31 Raleigh, North Carolina
32 Austin, Texas
33 Birmingham, Alabama
34 Lexington, Kentucky
35 Canton, Ohio
36 Des Moines, Iowa
37 Pomona, California
38 San Fransisco, California

They have the Warriors

39 Honolulu, Hawaii 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.
40 Bakersfield, California
41 El Paso, Texas
42 Anchorage, Alaska
43 Corpus Christi, Texas
44 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

They have the thunder

45 San Jose, California
46 Atlantic City, New Jersey
47 Pasay City, Philippines
48 Richmond, Virginia
49 Sunrise, Florida
50 Bangor, Maine
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