Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard (0) and teammates wait to enter the game following a timeout during the first half of Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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.