Kobe Bryant’s former teammate, Pau Gasol, announced the birth of his first child and named her after Gianna Bryant — a fitting tribute to Kobe, who was an awesome girl dad.
Pau made the announcement on Instagram, writing in both Spanish and English.
“Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol 😍, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!! ❤️👨👩👧 #girldad.”
Gasol posted a shot of him and wife Catherine McDonnell holding Elisabet’s little hand, with the kid getting a firm grip on her mom’s forefinger.
The couple also announced that Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s wife, was chosen to be their daughter’s godmother.
Gasol was Bryant’s teammate through some crucial championship runs in the late 2000s. He remained on the Lakers through 2014.
Kobe and Gianna died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas last January.