Boris Diaw, Marcus Vinicius Vieira, Nicolas Batum
Brazil’s Marcus Vinicius Vieira, center, shoots over France’s Boris Diaw, left, and Nicolas Batum, right, during the Group A Basketball World Cup match between Brazil and France in Granada, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)
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.