The Portland Trail Blazers, from left, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, from France, Wesley Matthews and Damian Liilard stand on the court after losing possession of the ball on a referee review late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Philadelphia won 101-99. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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.