Chris Paul, J.J. Redick
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, high-fives teammate J.J. Redick during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Paul topped the Clippers in scoring with 41 points and Redick scored 25 as the Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 126-122. (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.