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Benicio del Toro on The Colbert Report

Perhaps to make slight amends for screwing Portland over by making 2003’s The Hunted here, Benicio del Toro showed up to talk to Stephen Colbert on Thursday wearing a vintage Portland Trailblazers t-shirt under his jacket.

Oddly enough, that was the second appearance by the Trailblazers on Comedy Central’s “news” shows this week. Tuesday, Jon Stewart — talking about the section of Illinois’ Senate designee Roland Burris’s mausoleum with a list of his many accomplishments headed “TRAIL BLAZER” — put up a picture of Burris as a member of the 1977 NBA champion team.

Roland Burris as a Portland Trailblazer