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NBA Expansion Reportedly Will Be Reconsidered This Summer: 10 Cities That Could Get a New NBA Team, Including Seattle

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The NBA currently has 30 franchises and the idea of ​​NBA expansion didn’t seem likely anytime soon. Well, things changed in a major way this week when commissioner Adam Silver revealed that the league could soon look at the idea of ​​adding new teams soon.

“We’re not destined to expand this time, but I know there’s a tremendous amount of interest,” Silver said at his State of the NBA press conference before Game 1 of the Finals.

If NBA expansion comes sooner or later, here are 10 cities that would be front-runners to get the next franchise.

Seattle, Washington

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Columbus, OH

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Nashville, Tenn

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St. Louis, Missouri

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San Diego, California

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Tijuana, Mexico

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Bridgeport, Connecticut

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Louisville, KY

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