Heartwarming: How Vanessa Bryant & Co Celebrated Halloween with Kobe Bryant’s Teammate Pau Gasol

Published 11/01/2021, 3:51 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA APRIL 28, 2013-Lakers Kobe Bryant consoles Pau Gasol late in the 4th quarter against the Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center Sunday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


Kobe Bryant might have won five championships in his career, but perhaps the two of his most important titles were the once he had in 2008 and 2009. With Bryant clearly the talisman of the side, Kobe’s greatness rose to new heights at the time.

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While the Lakers weren’t as star-studded as the three-peat Lakers, they did have one of the best forwards in the league in Pau Gasol. Gasol, who made his debut with the Grizzlies, absolutely transformed the Lakers’ fortune.

Ever since his blockbuster trade, the Purple and Gold, who were barely a playoff contender, became title challengers. With the duo of Kobe and Pau donning the Laker uniform, the franchise won two more championships and the glory days of the team were back for good.

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Pau Gasol and family spotted with Kobe Bryant’s daughter & Vanessa Bryant

Pau and Kobe certainly developed a great partnership in their stint with the Lakers. Given the incredible journey they had, their friendship certainly extended to their families as well.

It is an open secret that Gasol has been a constant support for Vanessa Bryant ever since Kobe’s passing. Be it in social media or in real life, Pau has always been a constant. So when it comes to festivities, it was not a surprise to see the Spaniard in LA.

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In a recent post by Vanessa Bryant, the Hall of Famer forward was seen hanging out with Kobe’s 5-year daughter Bianka Bryant. The adorable duo were seen donning the Dalmatian costumes to celebrate Halloween. Even Gasol’s daughter Ellie followed her dad and Bianka’s step,

Vanessa, on the other hand, was seen sporting the look of the Dalmatian movie’s villainous character Cruella De Vil. With photos pouring in of the Gasol and Bryant family, NBA fans couldn’t be happier. This was certainly one of the most heart-warming moments this Halloween.

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While the demise of Kobe still sends chills down the spine, it is great to see that his good friend and former teammate Pau and his family have stepped in as a pillar for Vannessa and others.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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