Lakers Twitter Goes Into Meltdown as Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol’s Families Unite for Halloween

Published 11/02/2021, 1:00 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)


The death of Lakers icon Kobe Bryant sent shock waves across the NBA fraternity. One of the greatest players of all time, Kobe lost his life unexpectedly in early 2020. Aside from being a maverick on the court, the 18-time All-star was a gentleman off of it, and also had a wonderful family. One person who was naturally affected badly by his passing, was his wife Vanessa Bryant. Recently, she was seen celebrating Halloween with a close comrade of Kobe – the legendary Pau Gasol.

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Lakers Pau Gasol hugs Kobe Bryant late in the 4th quarter as Nuggets Carmelo Anthony looks on in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center Tuesday. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Gasol and Bryant were teammates at Los Angeles. They shared a bond that went well beyond the on-court game. A friendship lasting close to two decades, Gasol had penned a touching tribute on his buddy’s death anniversary. In an emotional post, the 41-year-old had said, “Not a day goes by that you are not present in what I do.” The star considered it his obligation to stay in touch with Kobe’s family; that’s what his friend would’ve wanted. And on the occasion of Halloween, the families met and dressed up together.

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Kobe Bryant fans get teary-eyed as Pau Gasol celebrates Halloween with Vanessa and family

On the 31st of October, the NBA’s biggest stars dressed up incredibly for Halloween. It was a celebration of color, fashion and style. Very close knit for years now, the families of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol united too. In a gorgeous Twitter post, the 6-time All-star shared an image of the families dressed up. He captioned it, “Magical at Disneyland!” 

It was a wonderful image in a wonderful setting. Everyone was dressed in black and white, leaving fans awestruck. Many of them got emotional at the post, reminiscing the friendship of Kobe and Pau. One fan said, “Kobe will, for sure, be so proud!!!” Meanwhile, another emotional Mamba fanatic claimed, “This hits ya hard man really wholesome tbh.” Have a look at some of the best reactions.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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