Pau Gasol and his spouse, Cat, honored the reminiscence of Kobe Bryant and his household by naming their first-born daughter Elisabet Gianna Gasol, the previous Los Angeles Lakers large man introduced Sunday.
“Our toddler has lastly arrived!! The supply went very well and we could not be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a really significant title for our tremendous lovely daughter!! #girldad,” Gasol wrote.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, have been amongst 9 individuals who died in a helicopter crash in January.
Bryant’s spouse, Vanessa, celebrated the delivery by saying on Instagram: “My goddaughter is right here!!!!” Gasol commented on her publish, writing: “We love you sis! You are going to be the very best Godmother to our Ellie Gianna.”
Gasol, who teamed with Bryant in Los Angeles from 2008 to ’14, successful two championships collectively, maintained a friendship with the Bryant household lengthy after leaving the Lakers.
And that help hasn’t ceased.
For instance, Gasol and his spouse shared a ship journey with Vanessa and her daughters — Natalia, Bianka and Capri — final month close to San Francisco.
“We had an incredible connection, it is fairly evident,” Gasol informed ESPN’s Omar Raja in Could, when talking about Bryant. “He’ll be at all times current with me and with all of us, in sure levels and other ways.”