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Pau Gasol's baby daughter shares name with Kobe's Gianna

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Elisabet Gianna Gasol.

That's the name former Laker -- and Kobe Bryant's long-time teammate -- Pau Gasol bestowed upon his newborn daughter, paying tribute to Kobe's daughter Gianna, who died with her father in February's tragic helicopter crash. 

Gasol took to Instagram to make the announcement. 

"Our little one has finally arrived!! The delivery went really well and we couldn’t be happier!! Elisabet Gianna Gasol 😍, a very meaningful name for our super beautiful daughter!! ❤️👨‍👩‍👧 #girldad," wrote Gasol

Kobe took a vested interest in the women's game and made sure to embrace the role of the #girldad hashtag, constantly bringing Gianna with him to WNBA games to meet the league's biggest stars. 

Now, Gasol will look to do the same in honor of his friend, former teammate, and his daughter.