Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartwarming Pictures of Pau Gasol Playing With Her Daughters at Lakers Facility

Published 11/21/2021, 2:34 PM EST
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 legendary Kobe Bryant lives on in our hearts forever. After his unfortunate passing in early 2020, his wife Vanessa and kids stay active on social media. Recently, Pau Gasol, an iconic teammate of Kobe’s, visited the family. For many years, Gasol was a close friend of Bryant. Thus, his demise came as a massive shock to them all, and the whole NBA fraternity in general. On Sunday, Vanessa posted an adorable clip of Pau playing with the children.

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Kobe and Vanessa have given birth to four daughters. Meanwhile, Pau has one kid. A recent set of photos of both families meeting up, went viral on the internet. During his two decade long career, Kobe averaged a massive 25 points. As a guard-forward, he successfully earned the title of being one of the league’s greatest ever stars. For the longest time, Pau Gasol was the center-forward who assisted Kobe towards greatness.

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VIDEO: Pau Gasol hangs out with Kobe Bryant’s family

After Kobe sadly passed away, perhaps Pau considered it an obligation to do his duty as a friend. He has hung out multiple times with Vanessa and the family, and vice versa. The latest of these outings was at the Lakers‘ arena, where all of them united for some basketball. In a series of posts, Vanessa added images of all of them hanging out together.

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In the first post, she shared a picture of the girls with a basketball. She captioned it, “Kobe’s Principessas.” Next, Pau Gasol joined the young ones for a game of basketball. He was dribbling as the girls enjoyed his company. Vanessa captioned it, “Uncle Pau Gasol and Uncle P. Lakers.” It was a touching set of images which left fans thinking about the great man himself.

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It is lovely to see these touching images of the 41-year-old retired legend with Kobe’s family. After all, the duo influenced an entire generation of basketball stars. The Lakers were an indomitable force with Kobe, and his everlasting memories will be cherished forever!

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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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