A daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, was born at 2:03 a.m. (PST) Monday, weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. She is 18 1/2 inches long.
"The arrival of our daughter early this morning is an incredible blessing for me and my family," Bryant said in a statement. "We are all full of beautiful emotions after what has been such an incredible day."
The Los Angeles Lakers star won Sunday's playoff game against the Phoenix Suns with a last-second shot in overtime. Bryant then went to the hospital, where Vanessa gave birth early Monday morning, ESPN reports.
Last May, PEOPLE reported that Bryant shelled out $50,000 to surprise his wife with a recommitment ceremony in Laguna Beach, Calif. The pair dined privately in a beachfront tent decorated to resemble a favorite L.A. restaurant Dolce.
The baby news comes more than two years after Bryant, 27, was accused of sexual assault by a 19-year-old Colorado woman. The case was eventually withdrawn and Bryant, who claimed that the sex was consensual, settled a civil suit filed by the woman last March.