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Pau Gasol names daughter after Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES - MAY 7: Pau Gasol #16 and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers high-five each other following their victory over the Utah Jazz in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)*** Local Caption *** Pau Gasol;Kobe Bryant

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Former Lakers teammates Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant shared a special bond.

It will continue after the death of Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.

Gasol named his daughter Elisabet Gianna Gasol.