Isaiah Thomas makes his Law & Order debut at 9pm ET tonight.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will make his debut tonight, just not on the court. While Thomas' Cavaliers teammates take on the Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, IT will be making his acting debut (as himself) on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
According to the episode preview:
“A ten year-old kidnapping case is reopened when a young woman is found wandering Central Park alone. Starring Mariska Hargitay (Lt. Olivia Benson), Ice T (Det. Odafin Tutuola), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Raúl Esparza (ADA Rafael Barba) and Peter Scanavino (Det. Sony Carisi). Guest starring Brooke Shields (Sheila Porter), Peter Hermann (Trevor Langan), Ili Ray (Emma Lawrence), Mike Faist (Glenn Lawrence), Jane Houdyshell (Judge Ruth Linden) and Isaiah Thomas (as himself).”
Here's what Isaiah had to say about his acting premiere, per USA Today:
“It was everything I dreamed of and more,” he said. “I have even more respect for actors and actresses now, because doing the job every day is hard and you have to be locked in at all times. Just to see other professionals doing their job at the highest level is something I love. I didn’t know there were so many people involved in making the show what it is. To be a part of ‘SVU’ is something I’ll tell people about forever.”
As for Thomas' Cavs debut, the 28-year old point guard is still recovering form an injured hip and isn't expected to return to the court until January. But he has vowed to come back as the same player that led the Celtics to the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference a season ago.
You can check out a gif of Isaiah's Law & Order: SVU debut below.