Damian Lillard, Tiago Splitter
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter, of Brazil, during the third overtime period of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. Portland won 129-119 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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.