Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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.