Damian Lillard, Rudy Gay
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, plays tight defense on Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lillard led the Trail Blazers in scoring with 22 points as they beat the Kings 98-94. Gay topped the Kings with 26 points. (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.