Popeye Jones' son: Future NHL star?

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Popeye Jones' son: Future NHL star?

With all the depression surrounding the Sox, I think we need a change of pace. And nothing says change of pace like a story about Popeye Jones son.

You may remember Popeye from his brief stint with the Celtics, or his years as a well-traveled but serviceable rebounder, or his numerous coaching jobs around the league or his role as captain of the NBAs all-time All-Ugly team. (Dale Ellis, Gheorghe Muresan, Jeff Hornacek and Sam Cassell round out the starting five).

But I bet you didnt know that Jones son is currently one of the best hockey prospects in the entire world. (I didnt either, until I read about it this morning on Ben Rohrbachs tumblr.)

Seth Jones is a projected top-three pick in next years NHL Entry Draft and the 17-year-old is USA Hockeys top rated underage prospect. Hes also the son of a well-traveled NBA player and coach.

I guess when you sit back and think about it, it is odd for a professional basketball players son to play hockey at such a high level, Popeye Jones said in a phone interview with CSNWashington.com.

Honestly though, who knew?

And what more can I possibly say?

Popeye Jones son is going to be one of the Top 3 picks in next years NHL draft. Up is down. Left is right. Red Sox are likable team! OK, thats going too far, but what the hell is going on?

I dont know, but I love it. Personally, I hope this is the start of a new trend in former athletes children finding success in unlikely sports.

Maybe well hear about Brian Daubachs son earning a scholarship to play running back at USC? Or maybe Ted Washingtons son will become a world class ping pong player? Or how about: With the first pick in the 2025 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select . . . Matt Stairs Jr.!

OK, that's it from me for today. And this week (I'm off tomorrow).

Everyone have a safe weekend and enjoy some hardcore baseball.

Sox vs. Royals: It doesn't get any better.

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players. 

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.

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Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.

Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics