Vanessa Bryant Reacts After Wholesome Trip With Kobe Bryant’s Ex Lakers Teammate Pau Gasol and Their Families

Published 01/24/2023, 7:18 AM EST

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In 2008, Pau Gasol joined the Los Angeles Lakers, where he met Kobe Bryant for the first time as a teammate, and their friendship has grown strong over time. Their tenure with the Lakers culminated in two NBA titles. The Chicago Bulls acquired Gasol back in 2014. Over the years, their family has only gotten closer. In the aftermath of Bryant’s death, many things changed, but one thing remained the same.

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Gasol and his family never stopped spending time with the Bryant household. The mother of three, Vanessa Bryant, recently shared some wholesome pictures, including her daughters, Natalie, Capri, Bianka, and the Gasol family. Following the release of these beautiful pictures, fans were left awestricken.

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Earlier this month, the Gasol family shared a wonderful announcement. With his wife, Cat McDonnell, Gasol shared the happy news as they welcomed their first child. As Elisabet Gianna, his 2-year-old daughter, became a big sister, fans shared their congratulations with the family. 

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Vanessa shared some exciting pictures on social media, including a picture of her holding Gasol’s baby boy and another picture of her children enjoying with the youngster. Additionally, some pictures show them having a blast playing a few games and rides and enjoying their time.

This picture was captioned with the words, “Sweet baby Max”. Following this, fans expressed their reactions and filled the comment section with love. 

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The friendship between Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant

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When Bryant’s family received the tragic news, Gasol never stopped looking after Bryant’s children and making sure they were okay. Likewise, he named her first daughter Elisabet Gianna Gasol in honor of the Lakers star and her daughter Gianna. Not only that, but he also named Vanessa the godmother of his children.

Additionally, he often sees Bryant’s daughters and has formed a good relationship with them. It is even stated in his documentary, ‘Pau Gasol: It’s About the Journey’, “He used to tell me, ‘I’ll send you my daughters so you can teach them about culture, awareness, things. And you send me your sons and I’ll,” said Gasol.

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After seeing the beautiful pictures, what is your opinion? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.
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