Damian Lillard, Anderson Varejao
Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, bottom left, drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors’ Anderson Varejao (18) defends during the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 118-106. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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.