Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge
Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12), Robin Lopez, center, and Nicolas Batum, right, of France, celebrate after a score by Batum against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Dallas. The Trail Blazers won 127-111. (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.