Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer dunks a basketball after introducing their new mascot, a California Condor named Chuck, below, during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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.