Hey Doc,

Since you live and work in Los Angeles, I’m pretty sure that you’re familar with the local sports scene. Having said that, I was wondering if you could comment on how many grafts it might take to fix Laker nemesis Manu Ginobili’s bald spot. He has balding in his crown area.

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Above is a photo of NBA star and Olympic gold medalist Manu Ginobili playing his game for the San Antonio Spurs, and on the right is a shot of the crown area that you mentioned. If he is willing to use Propecia and his hair density is at least average, he may be a candidate for a hair transplant with 1000-1300 or so follicular units. It’s tough to give a better estimate since I’ve never met the man and the larger photos I’ve found don’t exactly zoom in on his hair. Considering that he keeps his hair shorter these days, FUE may be a good option for him.

I guess you weren’t alone in noticing his thinning crown, as I found this site.

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