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[PHOTO] Mateo Kovačić Meets Shaquille O’Neal

Mateo Kovačić meets Shaq (Photo: Instagram)

Croatian footballer Mateo Kovačić had the opportunity to meet one of his idols in Los Angeles last night.

Kovačić, who is currently in the US on tour with Real Madrid, met NBA basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal.
The Croatian representative took the opportunity to have a photo with the 4-time NBA champion.

@shaq ?

A post shared by Mateo Kovacic (@mateokovacic8) on

The photo of the 216 cm O’Neal dwarfing the 178 cm Kovačić has been a hit with over 50k likes in a few hours since it was posted on Instagram.

Last summer a photo of teammate Luka Modrić meeting Croatian basketball legend Stojko Vranković went viral.

Luka Modrić meeting Croatian basketball legend Stojko Vranković (Photo: Restaurant & Hotel Niko)

The photo of Vranković, who played 5 seasons in the NBA in the 1990s with the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Los Angeles Clippers, towering over the diminutive Real Madrid star has gathered over 10k likes in quick time.

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