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I ranked every possible city for NBA expansion and relocation! (all my opinion)


Wassup y'all! This is my first major writing post back. I decided to divide them up and will put my top 10 at the bottom. I also added additional factors such as population, basketball fan bases, arenas and much more. Finally, this took me hours to complete so an upvote would be appreciated, if you liked the article and want to see more. Enjoy!

USA:

  1. Seattle

  2. Las Vegas

  3. Louisville

  4. Pittsburgh

  5. St. Louis

  6. Nashville

  7. Columbus

  8. Tampa Bay

  9. San Diego

  10. Kansas City

  11. Honolulu

  12. Austin

  13. Cincinnati

  14. Norfolk/Virginia Beach

  15. Syracuse

  16. Trenton

  17. Jacksonville

  18. Raleigh

  19. San Jose

  20. Charleston

  21. Omaha

  22. Tallahassee

  23. Baltimore

  24. Buffalo

  25. Little Rock

  26. Albuquerque

  27. Fort Worth

  28. Fresno

  29. Madison

  30. Tacoma

  31. Tulsa

  32. Springfield, IL

  33. Wichita

  34. Providence

  35. Boise

  36. Shreveport

  37. Lexington

  38. Birmingham

  39. Albany

  40. Huntington

  41. Richmond

  42. Tucson

  43. Anchorage

  44. Hartford

  45. Rochester

  46. Springfield, MA

  47. Henderson

  48. Lincoln

  49. Fayeteville, AR

  50. Green Bay

  51. Dover

  52. Boulder

  53. Des Moines

  54. Ann Arbor

  55. Gary

  56. Naperville

  57. Wilmington

  58. Salem, OR

  59. Jackson, MS

  60. Burlington, VT

  61. Cheyenne

  62. Rapid City

  63. Billings

  64. Portland, ME

  65. Bismarck

  66. Manchester, NH

Canada:

  1. Vancouver

  2. Montreal

  3. Ottawa

  4. Edmonton

  5. Calgary

  6. Quebec City

  7. Winnipeg

  8. Scarborough

  9. Niagara Falls

  10. London

  11. Mississauga

  12. Kitchener-Waterloo

  13. Halifax

  14. Brampton

  15. Victoria

  16. Hamilton

  17. Sudbury

  18. Burlington

  19. Saskatoon

  20. Regina

  21. Charlottetown

  22. Windsor

  23. St. John's

  24. Guelph

  25. Markham

  26. Kingston

  27. Thunder Bay

  28. Kelowna

  29. Sherbrooke

  30. Oshawa

  31. Whitehorse

  32. Yellowknife

  33. Barrie

  34. Iqaluit

  35. Fredericton

Mexico:

  1. Mexico City

  2. Tijuana

  3. Guadalajara

  4. Cancun

  5. Monterrey

  6. Leon

  7. Puebla

  8. Ciudad Juarez

  9. Hermosillo

  10. San Luis Potosi

  11. Chihuahua

  12. Obregon

  13. Torreon

  14. Tampico

  15. Durango

Central America:

  1. San Jose, Costa Rica

  2. Guatemala City

  3. Havana

  4. Nassau

  5. Panama City

  6. Antigua Guatemala

  7. Managua

  8. San Miguel

  9. Santo Domingo

  10. Kingstown

  11. San Salvador

South America:

  1. Rio De Janeiro

  2. Sao Paulo

  3. Buenos Aires

  4. Lima

  5. Salvador

  6. Bogota

  7. Santiago

  8. Caracas

  9. Quito

  10. Puebla

Europe:

  1. London

  2. Paris

  3. Madrid

  4. Rome

  5. Istanbul

  6. Athens

  7. Barcelona

  8. Moscow

  9. Berlin

  10. Vienna

  11. Kyiv

  12. Budapest

  13. Warsaw

  14. Belgrade

  15. Munich

  16. Milan

  17. Prague

  18. Copenhagen

  19. Lisbon

  20. Amsterdam

  21. Stockholm

  22. Dublin

  23. Helsinki

  24. Brussels

  25. Venice

Asia:

  1. Manila

  2. Mumbai

  3. Beijing

  4. Tokyo

  5. Dubai

  6. Shanghai

  7. Delhi

  8. Karachi

  9. Seoul

  10. Ho Chi Minh City

  11. Bangkok

  12. Kyoto

  13. Osaka

  14. Jakarta

  15. Lahore

  16. Tehran

  17. Hong Kong

  18. Chennai

  19. Dhaka

  20. Baghdad

  21. Taiwan/Taipei City

  22. Kabul

  23. Hyderabad

  24. Baku

  25. Phnom Pneh

  26. Kuala Lumpur

  27. Almaty

Africa:

  1. Lagos

  2. Yaounde

  3. Nairobi

  4. Johannesburg

  5. Cape Town

  6. Cairo

  7. Kinshasa

  8. Giza

  9. Dar es Salaam

  10. Accra

  11. Khartoum

  12. Pretoria

  13. Addis Ababa

  14. Dakar

  15. Tripoli

  16. Brazzaville

  17. Benin City

  18. Ougadougou

  19. Mogadishu

  20. N'Djamena

Oceania:

  1. Sydney

  2. Melbourne

  3. Perth

  4. Brisbane

  5. Auckland

  6. Wellington

  7. Adelaide

  8. Canberra

  9. Port Moresby

  10. Wollongong

  11. Cairns

  12. Darwin

  13. Suva

If you are reading this far, add to your comment or comment "Aaron Henry". I just want to see who really read it all lol.

The most likely top 10:

  1. Seattle

  2. Las Vegas

  3. Mexico City

  4. Vancouver

  5. Louisville

  6. Pittsburgh

  7. Montreal

  8. Nashville

  9. Ottawa

  10. Tijuana

If the NBA made it worldwide:

  1. London

  2. Paris

  3. Vegas

  4. Seattle

  5. Vancouver

  6. Mexico City

  7. Madrid

  8. Rome

  9. Manila

  10. Tokyo

Well, thanks for reading. Please give it an upvote if you enjoyed it! What would your top 10 be? Did I miss or duplicate anyone? Let me know in the comments down below! I'm also willing to add explanations if you want to know why a place was ranked where they were. And as for now, signing off, thanks for reading!


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