LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, works the ball in against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA pre-season basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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.