LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, high fives teammate Damian Lillard during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Aldridge garnered 23 points and 14 rebounds while Lillard scored 23 and had 10 rebounds as they beat the Spurs 108-95.(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.