Alexis Ajinca, Robin Lopez
New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca, from France, looks to maneuver against the defense of Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 17, 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.