LaMarcus Aldridge, C.J. McCollum, Dirk Nowitzki, Brandan Wright
Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany and Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge (12) watch as the Mavericks’ Brandan Wright (34) defends as Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum (3) drives the baseline during 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.