Basketball Star, Pau Gasol Welcomes Baby Girl, Names Her After Kobe Bryant’s Daughter, Gianna [Photos]

 

Basketball Star, Pau Gasol Welcomes Baby Girl, Names Her After Kobe Bryant’s Daughter, Gianna [Photos]

Pau Gasol Names Baby Girl After Kobe Bryant's Daughter Gianna |  Entertainment Tonight

The Spanish professional basketball player, Pau Gasol Sáez and his wife, Catherine McDonnell has welcomed their first child and daughter.

Pau Gasol paid tribute to his late friend and teammate Kobe Bryant, as well as his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, in the sweetest way.

Pau took to social media via his Instagram page as began his caption which was posted on Sunday, September 13th.

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Pau Gasol and His Wife Name Their Newborn Daughter After Gianna Bryant - E!  Online

He wrote: Nuestra pequeña ya está con nosotros! Todo ha ido muy bien y no podemos estar más felices!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol 😍, un nombre con mucho significado para nuestra preciosa hija!! ❤️👨‍👩‍👧 #Padredeniña

When translated into English:

Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol 😍, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!! ❤️👨‍👩‍👧 #girldad

Vanessa Bryant, the wife of deceased basketball legend, Kobe Bryant was overjoyed at the news of Pau’s latest addition into his family.

Pau Gasol & Kobe Bryant

She wrote: “My goddaughter is here!!!! Congratulations @paugasol @catmcdonnell7 Love you 3 so much! So touched by your request to honor my Gigi…Can’t wait to hold Elisabet Gianna Gasol,” 

Vanessa Bryant

Like many, Pau was devastated by the loss of Kobe and Gianna following a tragic helicopter accident on Jan. 26.

Pau Gasol names newborn after Kobe Bryant's daughter Gianna - New York  Daily News

Pau Galor said 5 days after Kobe’s death: “I still refuse to believe it… it still feels like a nightmare that I can’t wait to wake up from… but if this nightmare continues, I will do what I can to keep your legacy going and your lessons present in everything I do.”

Kobe and Pau shared a close friendship over their years as teammates, which Kobe making Pau feel right at home when he joined the team back in 2008. The pair played together until 2014.

 

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