This is the second of the two original artworks that inspired this series. A yūrei is a faint spirit or ghost, and they inhabit the earthly realms in many different forms, depending on the circumstances of their deaths.
Some yūrei will remain to haunt a specific place or person until they are finally put to rest. Basketball players who have been dunked on spectacularly, or ‘posterized,’ will often return to haunt the site of their posterizing, unable to transition beyond the agonizing horror of their shame. Only when its purpose for existing is fulfilled will the yūrei be able to move on to complete the cycle of reincarnation.
The spirit of Andrei Kirilenko still remains at Oracle Arena in Oakland, home court of the Golden State Warriors, where some say he is awaiting the return of Baron Davis and the 2007 Warriors, hoping for another chance at blocking one of the most devastating dunks of all time.