Some athletes are short, and some athletes are tall (sports!). That's just a fact of life.
Tarik, I'm sorry. None of this is your fault, and really this isn't even about you. Poor Eli Apple's probably in the locker room scrolling Instagram and ranting to no one in particular about how he made that joke three weeks ago. In a perfect world people who are are 5'6 always have towels available to them, but for now it remains a timeless prank.