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Pitbull credits basketball with keeping him in school in Miami's Little Havana

Originally Published: January 22, 2014
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | ESPN The Magazine

ARMANDO PEREZ' FIRST love was basketball, not music. The artist better known as Pitbull credits hoops with keeping him in school and off the streets of Miami's Little Havana. So when he helped create a charter school in his hometown earlier this year, he lobbied to lend the curriculum a sports bent. The Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM!) Charter Middle/High School opened its doors in August to 800 students; 4,000 more are on the waiting list. The curriculum's elective ...

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