Bumped into the great Jim Barnett in the parking lot after the Warriors blew out the Hawks Wednesday night. Jim is a big Harrison Barnes fan. Jim calls Barnes The Senator because, believe me, some day Barnes will be a senator. That’s how impressive he is.

Jim said Barnes had a monster game. He led all scorers with 25 points and made 11 of 13 shots. At one point, Barnes walked to the scorer’s table and saw what Barnett had done. Barnett made a sign, “Vice President.” Barnes had played so well he went from Senator to Vice President. Jim told me Barnes got a good laugh out of that.

Then Jim got into his beautiful white Mercedes as we said good night. “It’s 25 years old and has 250,000 miles on it. Listen to that engine.”

I listened. Pure perfection. Then Jim drove into the night.