Damian Lillard, Aaron Brooks
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, drives past Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 21 points as they defeated the Bulls 105-87. (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.