Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic showed Shaquille O’Neal some Slovenian hospitality when the Hall of FameNBA center visited his hometown earlier this month.
Shaq aka DJ Diesel, thanked Doncic in the latest episode of his The Big Podcast for setting him up in a mansion.
The pair had met in Europe for Shaq’s DJ tour, where Doncic was spotted dancing.
“Shoutout to Luka. When I arrived at Luka’s town, some people picked me up. They drove me to a mansion that Luka had set up for me,” Shaq said.”I had the pizza there. I had the hookah, I had the fruit. They escorted me to the show.
“Then Luka said, ‘Shaq, nothing’s gonna happen to you in my town, Mr. O’Nealovich‘. That’s what they call me over there.”
Goran Dragic was in on Shaq’s surprise
Luka’s compatriot and Chicago Bulls guard Goran Dragic was also involved in the planning of Shaq’s surprise.
They knew Shaq was going to stay at a hotel but they sent people to pick him up at the airport to take him to a four-bedroom villa by the water, instead, which included hookah, pizza and fruit for the big man.
“Shoutout to Luka and Goran Dragic for setting it up for me” Shaq said. “I got there, and Luka said, ‘we know you’re staying in a hotel but we want you to stay someplace else‘.
“It was right there on the water, four-bedroom villa. He had that bloomings hookah with him.”