Charlotte Bobcats’ Al Jefferson (25) grabs a rebound in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Jazz won 83-80. (AP Photo/Gene Sweeney Jr.)
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.