O.C. Register: In the courtside-seat celebrity ring Sunday night at Staples Center you had some of the elite: David Beckham, Barry Bonds, Will Ferrell, George Lopez, Jack Nicholson.

Jason Bateman and John Krasinski were there, too. Sitting next to each other and talking all game long … you just know they were cracking wise something awesome.

That’s sort of the way it is with the Lakers, headlined by Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol — yet very possibly providing greater entertainment value on any given night with second-unit go-getters Trevor Ariza, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic with glue guy Lamar Odom.

If you were to use the old position-by-position comparison Sunday night, the check marks would have been overwhelming in the Lakers’ favor over the Sacramento Kings’ starters … and I’m talking about in favor of the Lakers’ second unit.

Farmar or Beno Udrih? No matter that Udrih was just gifted a ridiculous $32 million contract by the Kings, Farmar is better right now and certainly will be down the road.

Vujacic or John Salmons? Close one, because with the playing time and opportunities Salmons is getting on his weak team, Vujacic would put up fantasy-worthy numbers, too. But based on Salmons’ 24 points Sunday night, we’ll give this one to the Kings.

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  • http://twitter.com/andrewho andrewho

    the bench being selfish, having tiffs and issues is certainly an upgrade to having the 2 superstars and head coach butting heads…

  • http://www.modenadude.com/ThaDogg Imadogg

    Jason and John together!?!?!?!? Where was I???????????

    And nice article, our team needs to stay on track. Only we can bring ourselves down, Lakers better know that.


    Marcus Williams doesn’t want to be in Golden State…good future backup for Farmar?