This story appears in ESPN The Magazines November 28 Tall Ball Issue. John Tavares Jersey . Subscribe today!PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES?and ... roller coasters? The world is just not built for the extremely tall, lament those longest of limb. I couldnt get on the Batman ride at Six Flags! one 6-foot-9 baller says. So to walk a mile in their ridiculously big shoes, we offered confidentiality to 66 NBA players who measure 6-8 and up in exchange for their honest takes on what it means to be the tallest guy in the room.* Heres the weather report from way up there.What is the best thing about being tall?Playing basketball 25 percent (most popular answer) Standing out/getting attention?19 percent Seeing over people 19 percentI cant imagine being below everyone and not seeing whats going on. Thatd be scary. --?Eastern Conference playerWhat is the worst thing about being tall?Hitting my head on doorways?26 percent (most popular answer) Traveling in cars and airplanes?24 percent Finding clothes that fit?17 percentYou hit the doorway when youre tall. You get used to it ... but it hurts a lot.? -- 7-1 NBA playerWhen you chose basketball as a career, what percent was due to your enjoyment of the game, versus your size?For love of the game?86 percent (average answer)Do you think you get fewer calls from referees because of your size?Yes 56 percent No?44 percentRefs love the smaller guys. Its a real thing.?-- Eastern Conference forwardWould you change your position if your height were different?Yes 61 percent No?39 percentIf so, what would it be?Point guard?61 percent (most popular answer)Would you change sports if your height were different?Yes 42 percent No 58 percentIf so, what would it be?Soccer?30 percent (most popular answer)Outside of the basketball arena, do you sense that people feel threatened by you because of your size?Yes?52 percent No 48 percentIf Im standing behind someone in Chipotle, they kind of take a glance at me and theyre like, oh gosh. They scoot forward. That lets you know.? -- Nine-year NBA veteranDo you fear long-term health issues due to your size?Yes 19 percent No 81 percentDo you feel more prone to injury due to your size?Yes 33 percent No 67 percentDoes your height affect your self-confidence positively, negatively or not at all?Positively 63 percent Negatively 0 percent Not at all?37 percentIt was awful growing up ... but as you get into real life, the taller you are, the more you get praise.? -- Eastern Conference playerDo you think you are subject to more emotional and/or verbal mistreatment because of your size?Yes 27 percent No 73 percentHow often do people ask you how tall you are?Every day 80 percent (most popular answer)Does the question annoy you?Yes 46 percent No 54 percentI got a shirt that said, I am 7-1. Yes, I play basketball. On the back, it said, Leave me alone. -- Former first-round draft pick*Not all players answered every question. Percentages are rounded. Matt Martin Jersey . 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Newcastles defeat to Bournemouth - their seventh in their past 10 Premier League games - leaves them stuck in the relegation zone and, although they have a game in hand on the teams around them, a nine point gap to fifth-bottom Swansea means they are effectively in a battle with Norwich, Sunderland and Aston Villa to avoid a drop into the Championship.Newcastles pre-season target was a top eight finish. Instead they are facing relegation. Paul Merson reflects on Newcastles 3-1 home defeat by Bournemouth Following news Newcastle have sacked McClaren in a bid to kick-start their survival bid, we look at five of their problems…Goal scoring Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored just five times this season For a club renowned for their number nines, Newcastle are desperately lacking a goalscorer this season. Only bottom club Aston Villa have scored fewer goals.Newcastles top scorer is Georginio Wijnaldum with nine - but four of those strikes came in one game against Norwich. The clubs main striker Aleksandar Mitrovic - signed last summer for £13m after impressing in Belgium - has managed just five goals in the Premier League and was dropped to the bench against Bournemouth. Premier League teams - goals scored Rank Team Goals scored T1 Leicester, Man City 52 - - - T18 Newcastle, Swansea 28 20 Aston Villa 22 Meanwhile, Ayoze Perez, who has scored six times, has been in and out of the side, with McClaren questioning his consistency, Papiss Cisse is out with injury and Emmanuel Riviere, who has scored just once since his July 2014 arrival, doesnt seem to be the solution.The Newcastle forwards, though, may point to the fact that the team has created just 232 chances this season - the fourth lowest total in the Premier League. Injuries Striker Papiss Cisse is on Newcastles long injury list Every team has injury problems to deal with but Newcastle have been particularly badly hit, with 11 players currently sidelined, according to physioroom.com. Thats the highest total among Premier League clubs.Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote and new signing Andros Townsend were all missed against Bournemouth, while Newcastle could certainly do with the goalscoring talent of Cisse.First-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul is another long-term absentee, while Gabriel Obertan and Chancel Mbemba are also among the long list of potential first-teamers in the treatment room.New signings failing to perform January signing Henri Saivet has made just two starts Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Mbemba and Florian Thauvin were expensive signings last summer and the board backed McClaren with finances in January, bringing in Henri Saivet, Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend. However, none have had the desired impact so far.Wijnalldum is perhaps the pick of the summer recruits, showing in flashes what made him an integral part of PSVs Eredivisie title-winning team last season, while Shelvey has contributed three assists since his January arrival from Swansea. Nikolay Kulemin Jersey. Steve McClaren says the negative chanting from the Newcastle fans was justified The problem for McClaren was that not enough of those big-money signings performed to the standards Newcastle expected on a regular basis. Only Shelvey averages above 7/10 on WhoScored.coms statistically-based ratings system.Lost support of the fans Newcastle were booed off at St James Park on Saturday The poor results under McClaren - on the back of several seasons of disappointment - have left the St James Park faithful frustrated and angry with the teams current plight. As a result, Newcastles home ground is currently an unhappy home for the clubs players, according to Paul Merson.These fans have to stick with them, the Soccer Saturday pundit said after Newcastles defeat to Bournemouth.After 10-15 minutes, the players went into their shells. They couldnt handle it. Only Shelvey and Daryl Janmaat could. The fans were on their backs. They have to get behind them for the next lot of games.I know its frustrating and they pay a lot of money to go and watch their team but for these games they have to stick with them. Newcastle managers Steve McClaren John Carver Alan Pardew Games 28 20 185 Won 6 3 71 Drawn 6 4 41 Lost 16 13 73 Win % 21.4 15 38.4 Defeats to bottom-half rivals Bournemouth are the latest bottom-half side to beat Newcastle In his final press conference, McClaren said Newcastle are now in a mini league of four - but results against teams around them has been a major problem this season.While Newcastle have beaten Tottenham and Liverpool and twice drawn with Manchester United, they have lost to every team in the bottom half at least once this season, with the exception of Norwich.In fact, Newcastle have won 14 points against teams currently in the top half of the Premier League and managed just 10 against teams 11th or below.With Sunderland, Norwich and Swansea to play in their next five fixtures, an upturn in form against their fellow strugglers is imperative for Newcastle. 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