In heartwarming tribute for Kobe, Pau Gasol names first child Elisabet Gianna

Sep 14, 2020
PHOTO: Pau Gasol/Twitter

IT’S a heartwarming tribute for the man he calls brother: Pau Gasol and his wife Cat McDonnell-Gasol named their first child Gianna.

The ex-Laker and one of Kobe Bryant’s closest friends announced the happy news on Instagram and Twitter. “Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!!” he wrote in both English and Spanish.

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“Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!!” his caption continued.

Cat also posted the good news on her own Instagram page, writing, “Elisabet Gianna Gasol joined our family on September 10th, 2020. She made a quick and easy entrance on a VERY special day, her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s 100th birthday and her mom and dad’s 2nd engagement anniversary. We are already so in love with our sweet Ellie!!”

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Since Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter accident on late January, Gasol has been taking care of the family of the man who once called him mi hermano, or my brother.

As seen in pictures posted on the Instagram pages of both the Gasols and the Bryants, “Uncle Pau” has been spending a lot of time with the family of his departed friend.

About three weeks ago, Gasol posted a picture of his pregnant wife, as well as Vanessa Bryant and her two daughters. “My wife, my future baby, my sister and my nieces. So much beauty in one picture,” he wrote in his caption.

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We can’t wait for Elisabet Gianna to join the next photo op of this wonderful extended hoops family.

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PHOTO: Pau Gasol/Twitter
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