Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, guard Chris Paul, center, and coach Doc Rivers, right, react during a timeout during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Portland won 96-88. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
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.