Safety compliance foiled Shaquille O'Neal's plan.

Shaq loved the vibe at this pop-up art house in downtown Los Angeles so much that he wanted to throw a party there.

"But the fire marshal wouldn't let us," Shaq said.

He will have to settle for enjoying the spectacle of dazzling lights and other hoops-inspired designs at the American Express Experience, which is open to fans throughout NBA All-Star Weekend.

The location is just a short walk from Staples Center. The building includes a room dedicated to the Lakers. Check out the video above to see Shaq declare himself the emperor of Los Angeles and sit on a throne with a purple crown on his head.