Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter
Dallas Mavericks’ Vince Carter (25) and Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Germany celebrate a basket by Nowitzki during an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 89-82. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.