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Kobe Bryant really wants you to visit D.C.’s new African American Museum

Kobe Bryant poses for a photo during a reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House on Friday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Kobe Bryant is having no problem finding things to do since playing his final NBA game earlier this year. Most recently, the retired Lakers legend attended a donor reception at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, and he apparently really appreciated what he saw.

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On Friday night, a day before the museum’s official opening ceremony, Bryant offered a rousing recommendation of the newest Smithsonian to his 10 million-plus followers on Twitter.

“There is no greater testament to this country than the stories in this building,” he wrote.

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Bryant, through his Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation charity, played a significant role in the museum’s funding, donating between $1 million and $2 million to the cause.

A handful of other past and current NBA stars also donated $1 million or more, including LeBron James, via his LeBron James Family Foundation charity, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan, who donated between $5 million and $10 million to fund the museum.

“There were some who said it couldn’t happen, who said ‘you can’t do it,’ but we did it,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a driving force behind the museum’s inception, said during Saturday’s opening. “This place is more than a building. It is a dream come true.”

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In other words, “Go. See. This. Museum,” as Bryant tweeted Friday. Those wanting to visit, however, will have to wait. Although there is no entrance fee, visitors must reserve a time in advance because of high volume. Currently, the earliest available times aren’t until November, according to the museum’s website.