Al Jefferson, Jordan Hill
Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 107-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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.