LaMarcus Aldridge, Miles Plumlee, Robin Lopez
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, blocks a shot by Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee, middle, as Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. Aldridge scored 19 points, pulled in 13 rebounds and blocked two shots as the Trail Blazers won 108-87. (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.