Pau Gasol and wife Catherine McDonnell welcome their first child

Tanya Simon
September 16, 2020

Pau also revealed that his newborn daughter's name is a tribute to the late Gianna Bryant, who tragically passed away with her father, Kobe Bryant, and several others in a helicopter crash in January.

Pau wrote: "Our little one has finally arrived!"

While Kobe Bryant's legacy is sure to live on forever one of his former teammates is trying to make sure his daughter's name is never forgotten.

"My goddaughter is here!". Later on, she took to her private Instagram account to express how touched she is to learn that the couple names their baby after Gianna in addition to revealing that she's the godmother of Pau and Catherine's newborn baby.

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

Henderson catches Korda; pair tied atop ANA Inspiration
Henderson's second shot into the green rolled under the "wall" of fabric-covered scaffolding erected alongside the green at 18. She's one spot ahead of Lee Jeong-eun, the 2019 LPGA Rookie of the Year who also dropped one notch.

Gasol was clearly close with Bryant and his family, sharing photos of his wife and Vanessa Bryant and their kids last month.

He shared a video tribute to Bryant on his birthday, August 23, with the caption, 'Happy birthday brother Kobe taught us to be better.

In Gasol's last match played with Portland Trail Blazers; Pau Gasol spoke about the friendship he had with Kobe and his company with his family.

Kobe and Gasol have been very close friends with their time together in Lakers, Winning two championships together. "We love you so much. I will always be thankful for how much you have impacted my life in so many different ways" he concluded, with the hashtags #Hermano #Familia #42.

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