Byron Scott, Tarik Black
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott, left, talks with forward Tarik Black during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 101-84. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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.