Chris Paul, Damian Lillard
Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul, right, keeps the ball from Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
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.