Charlie Villanueva is a professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks. Charlie has alopecia universalis, a variation of alopecia areata. This results in hair loss on the scalp and/or elsewhere on the body. Over 6.6 million Americans have alopecia areata, totalis or universalis, including Villanueva. Although the condition isn't life threatening, most cases like Villanueva's worsen over time, resulting in hair loss over the entire body. Charlie has spoken about how alopecia impacted his childhood and his life now. As a child, Charlie got bullied a lot in school, many kids didn't know what he was going through, Villanueva led his frustration into basketball, basically devoted all of his time into becoming a professional basketball player.