Joel Freeland, Robin Lopez
Portland Trail Blazers forward Joel Freeland, left, of England, congratulates center Robin Lopez after he put in the winning shot against the Denver Nuggets with 1.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers’ 105-103 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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.