Pau Gasol Honors Gianna Bryant By Naming His Baby After Kobe's Daughter

Pau Gasol is officially a girl dad.

On Sunday, the two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol and his wife, Catherine McDonnell announced they had welcomed their first child.

"Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!!" the excited new dad shared on Instagram alongside a photo of him and McDonnell holding their newborn's little hand.

Gasol, who was a former teammate of the late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, honored his close friend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in the best way possible. Pau Gasol decided to honor Gianna and have her new born Elisabet take on Gianna's middle name.

"Elisabet Gianna Gasol 😍, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!! ❤️👨‍👩‍👧 #girldad," Gasol added, sharing another photo of the couple together at the hospital.

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