LeBron James, David Blatt
FILE – In this June 7, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James stands on the court near coach David Blatt during Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. James calculating image wasnt helped when the Cavaliers stunningly fired Blatt on Friday, Jan. 22, despite Blatt leading the team to the NBA Finals last season and an Eastern Conference-best 30-11 record this season. James has played for three coaches during his two stints in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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.