LaMarcus Aldridge, Dorrell Wright
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, and teammate Dorell Wright chat in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 26 points as they defeated the Wizards 103-96. (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.