NBA Expansion: 10 Cities in 10 Years

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NBA Expansion: 10 Cities in 10 Years
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Is Sacramento losing it's NBA franchise? More than likely.

One of the lawyers of the Kings owners filed for four known trademark registrations this month, suggesting a move to Southern California.

The trademarks listed on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website were: Anaheim Royals, Anaheim Royals of Southern California, Orange County Royals and Los Angeles Royals.

With the recent announcement that the Sacramento Kings are exploring their options to move to Anaheim, California, there are a lot of cities looking to land an NBA franchise.

Some of them are well-known, others not so much.

Although various cities and sites were considered for this article, only those with an arena capable of housing an NBA caliber team and a population with the ability to support the franchise are listed.

Here are 10 cities most likely to land an NBA franchise in the next 10 years.

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