Blake Griffin, Maurice Harkless
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a dunk as Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless defends during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 102-81. (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.