Pau Gasol & Wife Name Baby Girl After Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Gianna

Vanessa Bryant'So Touched Pau Gasol Names First Child After Her Late Daughter Gianna

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

National Basketball Association star Pau Gasol and his wife, Catherine McDonnell, have named their newborn baby after Kobe Bryant's late 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, the player tweeted Sunday. She was born Thursday.

Sharing a couple of photos of the couple with their baby girl, Pau wrote in the caption of the post on Sunday, September 13, "Our little one has finally arrived!" Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a very meaningful name for our super handsome daughter! Pau wrote on Instagram. "We are already so in love with our sweet Ellie!"

Gasol signed with Portland on July 25, 2019. Congratulations @paugasol@catmcdonnell7 Love you 3 so much! She was touched for the request they made to name their baby after them; she said "Can't wait to hold Elisabeth Gianna Gasol".

It was back on January 26, when Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna with seven other passengers died in a tragic helicopter crash.

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. He posted a photo of himself with Gianna's basketball team February 7 on Instagram.

Vanessa Bryant and her daughters vacationed with Gasol and his wife last month.

"She is so lucky to have you", Natalia wrote on Instagram in response to McDonnell's post.

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