Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, center, is helped from the court after suffering an injury during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-90. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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.