Jim Carrey in “The Number 23” has nothing to do with explaining the demonic nuances to Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam?” Tom Hoffarth’s “It’s Out of the Question” column appears Saturdays. email@example.com (818) 713-3661 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is that an icy stare Phil Jackson will be giving Vlad Radmanovic from here until the winter thaw? Sure he didn’t separate that shoulder dropping a beer bottle in a New York bar? Didn’t he realize the slippery slope he’d be heading down by hanging around Kwame Brown too long? Will Jason Kidd now be forced to discover NewJersey really is hell on earth? Who, in the name of model citizens, or citizens who hook up with models, will end up making the best absentee dad, Matt Leinart or Tom Brady? How is it that Chief Illiniwek has been forced now to fold up his teepee for the University of Illinois, but our nation’s capital finds it far more appropriate to continue to operate an NFL franchise that blatantly points out the reddish skin color of the Native American Indian in a way that hardly is as honorable as what the Illini faithful have done in the Midwest? If we someday end up in Vegas, and Pacman Jones and his group of closets friends happen to get behind us in the same Circus Circus buffet line, and he takes out a wad of large bills because he decides it’s time to tip the busboys, would it be proper etiquette for us to drop our plates at that very moment and run like a Siegfried and Roy’s white tiger as fast as we could toward the Liberace Museum in order to curl up in a ball under one of those grand pianos until the champagne bottles stop flying? If we are left to read the tealeaves swirling around in the bottom of the Styrofoam cups sitting on the uncluttered desks of Mitch Kupchak and Elgin Baylor, are the Lakers and Clippers so fat `n’ happy with where their bobbers are floating in the Pacific Division fishing derby that their GMs only have to think up new twists on the “we tried, but there was nothing out there that matched up right” answers to media questions about why no player transactions were consummated by Thursday’s NBA trade deadline? Aren’t the Clippers seriously in danger of becoming … the Clippers? Aren’t the Lakers seriously in danger of becoming … the Clippers? If the entire Clippers roster was suddenly issued postal carrier outfits to wear each night, would they then be authorized to cut out the middle man and deliver, straight to the fans, the games they’ve been mailing in for the past few months?