Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up court during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
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.