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What did it take to convince 10-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki to lend his voice to an upcoming episode of The Cleveland Show?

Just a little help from fellow NBA players, including Steve Nash, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.

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"They said, 'Well everybody is doing it. KG, Shaq and Nash [are] in it and Lebron,'" Nowitzki says. "That's an honor. If all those guys are in, I'd love to be a part of it."

Nowitzki's appearance — his first as an animated character — comes when Cleveland and his wife score courtside seats to the NBA All-Star Game. Cleveland has a little too much fun heckling the players (he calls Nowitzki a "dork," for example) and the players take a trip to Stoolbend for payback.

The Cleveland Show airs Sundays at 9:30/8:30c on Fox. Check out the exclusive clip below: