03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lakers Prove Height Matters, Beat Rockets 88-79

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a theory.

In an interview with ESPN 710's Steve Mason and John Ireland on Tuesday, Morey said he thinks height is overrated.

This is basketball we're talking about, right Daryl?

A sport where the 7-foot-7 Kenny George could get a scholarship to a Division I school without being able to run a wind sprint without his knees swelling up the size of balloons; where men spend hours educating their players in all the finer aspects of team defense but just shrug their shoulders when a post player reaches to the heavens for a put-back dunk ("You can't teach height"); where 30 out of the last 40 No. 1 picks in the NBA Draft play either center or power forward.

Does Morey still think height is overrated after the Lakers simply outsized the Rockets to win 88-79 on Tuesday?

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