Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge waits for play to resume in the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 97-82 and lead the series 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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.