Pau Gasol and wife Catherine McDonnell welcome their first child

Pau Gasol and wife Catherine McDonnell welcome their first child Elisabet Gianna Gasol... named after Kobe Bryant's late daughter

By Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:10 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 03:07 BST, 14 September 2020

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Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol welcomed his first child on Sunday, who he named after his late teammate Kobe Bryant's daughter.

Gasol, 40, took to Instagram on Sunday afternoon, sharing photos of his wife Catherine McDonnell and their child Elisabet Gianna Gasol.

Their daughter's middle name is named after Gianna Bryant, the 13-year-old daughter of Gasol's Laker teammate Kobe Bryant, who both passed away tragically in a helicopter crash in January.

Happy family: Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol welcomed his first child on Sunday, who he named after his late teammate Kobe Bryant's daughter

Happy family: Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol welcomed his first child on Sunday, who he named after his late teammate Kobe Bryant's daughter

'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!!' Gasol said on Instagram with the hashtag #girldad.

Gasol also shared a photo of his newborn daughter's tiny hand grasping onto her parents' fingers.

Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant also took to Instagram to comment on the photos, stating, 'Love you 3!!! Congratulations!!' with a heart emoji.

Fingers: Gasol also shared a photo of his newborn daughter's tiny hand grasping onto her parents' fingers

Fingers: Gasol also shared a photo of his newborn daughter's tiny hand grasping onto her parents' fingers

Vanessa: Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant also took to Instagram to comment on the photos, stating, 'Love you 3!!! Congratulations!!' with a heart emoji

Vanessa: Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant also took to Instagram to comment on the photos, stating, 'Love you 3!!! Congratulations!!' with a heart emoji

Gasol was Bryant's teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers from 2008 to 2014, winning two NBA

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