Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews
Portland Trail Blazers’ Wesley Matthews, right, talks things over with Nicolas Batum of France, right, Damian Lillard, center right, and Robin Lopez, center right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Trail Blazers win 139-105. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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.