LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol talk during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies defeated the Trail Blazers 102-98. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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.