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Shaquille O’Neal on Luka Doncic's impressive hospitality in Croatia — “They drove me to his mansion and had set me up. I had pizza, hookah and fruit”

Luka wasn't going to have Mr. O'Nealovich stay at a hotel.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić, Shaquille O'Neal a.k.a. DJ DIESEL, Chicago Bulls guard Goran Dragić

Luka Doncic, Shaquille O'Neal a.k.a. DJ Diesel, and Goran Dragic

Aside from generational basketball talent and charismatic personality, you can also add impeccable hospitality management skills to Luka Doncic's resume. The rising all-time great in the making welcomed another legend, Shaquille O'Neal, for a DJ gig in a new nightclub located in Malinska, Croatia.

Both Doncic and O'Neal linked up for the duration of the latter's work trip, and safe to say, the Dallas Mavericks superstar showed O'Neal a pleasant time.

Luka knows how to welcome a guest.

According to O'Neal, Luka and his fellow Slovenian NBA buddy Goran Dragic didn't just welcome him at the gig but also rolled out the red carpet for him. In the latest episode of "The Big Podcast with Shaq," O'Neal graciously thanked Doncic for treating him like a king.

"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. 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. Shoutout to Luka and Goran Dragic for setting it up for me. 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, a four-bedroom villa. He had that bloomings hookah with him," O'Neal said.

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O'Neal, an EDM-focused DJ, has been focused on his DJ career since 2015, along with some of his other notable businesses. His DJ nickname is "DJ Diesel," as he debuted in TomorrowWorld 2015, where he shared some of his best EDM, trap, and Hip-Hop mixes.

Before the Coronovirus pandemic shattered the world, O'Neal used to go on 15-date tours during the summer, which he still calls "Summer of Shaq," where he tours several places worldwide. It so happened that this year, DJ Diesel took his talents to Croatia.

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With all his active business and post-NBA career gigs, suffice it to say that O'Neal remains dominant in making a profit off the court. The big man was born with many incredible talents. 

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