Chris Paul, C.J. McCollum
Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul, bottom, and Portland Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum fight for the ball in the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 115-95. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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.