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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Channeled Kobe Bryant Memories To Push Through Injury Rehab

One person who has continued to keep the legacy and memories of Kobe Bryant alive is his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Pau Gasol. The big man, who won a pair of championships with Kobe, was also one of his closest friends, and when his first daughter was born, Gasol gave her the middle name of Gianna in honor of Bryant’s daughter, who also tragically passed away in the plane crash.

Though Gasol is no longer in the NBA, he has still been playing basketball, helping lead FC Barcelona win the La Liga Championship and is now playing in the Tokyo Olympics for his native Spain.