Pau Gasol, wife name newborn after Kobe Bryant's daughter

Ross Houston
September 16, 2020

He shared the news on social media, along with what he called her "very meaningful name" in honor of Gianna Bryant, Kobe's daughter.

'Our little one has finally arrived! The delivery went well, and we couldn't be happier! Gasol called it "a very meaningful name for our super lovely daughter" and added #girldad, which trended after ESPN's Elle Duncan spoke about meeting Bryant and how proud he was to be a "girl dad".

Bryant and Gianna died tragically on January 26 in a helicopter crash that also killed seven others.

He also posted a photo while on a boat trip in August with his wife, Vanessa Bryant and Kobe's daughters Bianka, Natalia and Capri in San Francisco Bay.

"My goddaughter is here!".

Gasol, who teamed with Bryant in Los Angeles from 2008 to '14, winning two championships together, maintained a friendship with the Bryant family long after leaving the Lakers. 40- years- old Gasol was blessed with a baby girl whom he announced on twitter, and named after Kobe's daughter as a memory.

Vanessa Bryant posted on her private Instagram account that she will be the godmother of the child. Pau Gasol is paying tribute to her in a big way. "Can't wait to hold Elisabeth Gianna Gasol".

Sharing picture of the vacation, he wrote, "My wife, my future baby, my sister and my nieces". During his tenure, the team won two National Basketball Association championships in 2009 and 2010.

"I don't believe that Kobe ever took a break", he wrote. He was always in champion mode.

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