Nicolas Batum, Paul George
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, right, looks to shoot over Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The Pacers defeated the Trail Blazers 118-113 in overtime. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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.