Dirk Nowitzki, Klay Thompson
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, battles Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) for space during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 18, 2016, in Dallas. Golden State won 130-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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.