Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge walks to the bench during a time out during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 115-109. (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.