Jason Thompson, Blake Griffin
Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The Clippers won 117-108. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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.