Pau Gasol, wife name first child after Gianna Bryant

Pau Gasol and his wife launched the beginning of their first child over the weekend. They gave their daughter the middle name Gianna in honor of the late Kobe Bryant’s daughter, who died alongside the NBA legend Jan. 26.

Gasol and his wife, Catherine McDonnell, launched Elisabet Gianna Gasol’s begin Sunday. She was born Thursday.

“Our little one has finally arrived,” Gasol wrote on Instagram. “The provide went very effectively and we couldn’t be happier!

“Elisabet Gianna Gasol, a really significant name for our tremendous lovely daughter!”

Bryant and Gasol have been Los Angeles Lakers teammates from the 2007-2008 season through the 2013-2014 advertising and marketing marketing campaign. They teamed as a lot as successful back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010.

“She made a rapid and simple entrance on a really special occasion, her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s 100th birthday and her mother and pop’s second engagement anniversary,” McDonnell wrote on Instagram. “We are already so in love with our candy Ellie!”

McDonnell and Gasol launched the being pregnant in July.

“My goddaughter is right here,” Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, wrote on Instagram. “Congratulations. Love you three a lot! So touched by your request to honor my ‘Gigi.’ Can’t wait to carry Elisabet Gianna Gasol.”

Gasol and Kobe maintained an in-depth off-the-court relationship sooner than Kobe, Gianna and 7 others died in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif.

Gasol has remained close to Bryant’s family. He posted of himself with Gianna’s basketball group Feb. 7 on Instagram.

He moreover posted whereas on a ship journey in August collectively together with his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and Kobe’s daughters Bianka, Natalia, and Capri in San Francisco Bay.

“She is so fortunate to have you ever,” Natalia wrote on Instagram in response to McDonnell’s put up. “We love you a lot. Best godsister ever.”

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