Portland Trail Blazers’ Robin Lopez (42) looks on during Game 2 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 114-97. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Bruce Ely)
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.