I saw that 'ballhog' post also. It reminds me of a post someone made about supposed ballhogs in the league. For a ballhog, Kobe is 14th in the league in assists. Christie love is something like 27th....I mention him because he's the first King to appear on te assist leaders sheet.
My prediction: Shaq will remember the ball that was defaced, and he will score 50 points, devour Vlade and spit him out in little chunks. Kobe will feed everybody until they don't want to shoot anymore, then hit 8 J's in a row.
By then, the Kings will go 'Oh this game is not important, we'll just take it easy on them until the playoffs'
Then the Kings will lose their edge, and lose in the first round, blame the officials, and whine the entire off season about how they should be the champs, again...
Seriously though, both teams are locked for the playoffs, neither team wants to show too much of their playoff strategy, so you'll probably get a good look at Kareem Rush & Pargo, and a parade of power forwards.
If it's close enough towards the end, expect the usual Kobe heroics, and the Lakers win.
Even if the Lakers lose, the playoffs aren't here yet.