Gregg Popovich, Boris Diaw, Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, left, talks with Boris Diaw, center, and Tim Duncan, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The Spurs won 98-93. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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.