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Which states do not have an NBA team?

Twenty nine out of fifty states in the U.S. do not have an NBA team. With 30 NBA teams in total, the remaining 21 states have at least one of those teams.

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Twenty nine out of fifty states do not have an NBA team. With some states having multiples, we’re left with 30 NBA teams spread across the country.
Kiyoshi MioUSA TODAY Sports

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the biggest sports organizations in the world, with 30 teams all over the U.S. Each of the 30 teams play 82 games during a regular season, and the best 16 teams move on to the playoffs to compete for the NBA championship.

There are 50 states in the U.S. and 30 NBA teams overall. Some states have more than one team, while other states have none. Twenty one of the fifty states have at least one of those 30 NBA teams.

California is the number one state with the most NBA teams, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Sacramento Kings. Following is the state of Texas, with three teams: the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs.

Then comes Florida and New York, each with two teams: Miami Heat and Orlando Magic for Florida, with the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets for New York.

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Which states do not have an NBA team?

And now we’re left with 29 states in the U.S. that do not have an NBA team:

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New jersey
New Mexico
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Fun Fact about NBA teams:

It’s worthy to note an interesting fact about the The Toronto Raptors, since they are the only team in the NBA that does not reside within the United States. Nevertheless, the Raptors will be playing home games in Florida, at the Amalie Arena in Tampa during the 2020-21 season.

 And there you have it. The 29 states without a team in the NBA! With some states having multiple teams in the NBA and some having none, it’s fair to say that NBA teams are not evenly distributed across the country.

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