LaMarcus Aldridge, Will Barton
Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, left, and Will Barton (5) walk off the court following Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Monday, May 12, 2014, in Portland, Ore. The Portland Trail Blazers won 103-92. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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.