The fourth game of the final of the NBA, who left the Los Angeles Lakers one game to win the ring, again had a virtual grandstand full of VIPs that put the point of color to the meeting. In it they stood out again the legends of the best basketball league of the world and numerous champions, among which once again stood out Pau Gasol.
In the previous meetings, 17 champions of the competition were seen, with Gasol among them, ‘cheering’ from the online stands. Along with the Spanish appeared icons of the stature of Kareem Abul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal The James Worthy, in addition to the former president of the United States Barack Obama.
However, the pivot surprised in this last meeting and not only for showing off the Kobe Bryant support shirt, his great friend who died earlier this year in a helicopter accident that also cost his daughter Gianna her life, 13 years old.
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And it is that the most awarded player in the history of Spanish basketball appeared in the virtual stands holding the little girl in her arms Elisabet Gianna, the newborn daughter he has had with his wife Catherine McDonnell.
The couple had announced at the end of July that they would be parents and a few weeks later announced that they were expecting a girl, who was born on September 10 whose middle name is a tribute to Kobe’s late daughter.
Pau Gasol continues very close to the Bryants, to the point that he is one more in family celebrations and the daughters of Vanessa, Kobe’s widow, call him ‘Uncle Pau’.