- Twenty-nine different cities have an NBA team.
- New York has the largest population among NBA cities.
The basketball odds for an NBA city to win a championship change yearly, and it can be seen in various online sportsbooks. But the support of respective fan bases to their NBA team will always be constant.
There are 29 U.S. cities competing in the NBA and one city from Canada. Which of them has the biggest population?
What Is the Largest NBA City?
New York City is the largest NBA city, with 8,467,513 in total population. The city houses two of the richest teams in the league – the Knicks and the Nets, the top one and top seven richest franchises in the NBA, according to Forbes in 2021. Following New York is Toronto which has 6,255,000 residents.
Los Angeles came in third with 3,849,297 and also banners two NBA teams, the Lakers and the Clippers, who are third and sixth in the most valuable teams on Forbes’ list. Aside from the first three cities mentioned, there are only six other NBA teams with over 1 million citizens in their town: Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Dallas.
Largest NBA Cities: Ranking NBA Cities by Population
|New York City||8,467,513||Knicks and Nets|
|Los Angeles||3,849,297||Lakers and Clippers|
|Salt Lake City||200,478||Jazz|
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