Gary Neal, Joel Freeland
Charlotte Hornets guard Gary Neal, right, shoots against Portland Trail Blazers forward Joel Freeland, from England, just as the buzzer goes off to the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. The play was reviewed and ruled no basket, giving the Trail Blazers a 102-100 victory. (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.