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Man overdoses on heroin with called 'LeBron James' in NYC shelter

A 40-year-old man died in a Brooklyn shelter early Tuesday after apparently overdosing on heroin sold under the brand name “Lebron James,” police sources said.

Erik Graff was found face down in a bathroom in the Hotel Omega, on Pennsylvania Ave. in East New York, at about 1:35 a.m.

Graff, a resident of a city shelter that uses rooms in the hotel, was given two doses of naloxone by shelter staffers, but he could not be saved. He died at 1:47 a.m.

Sources said a hypodermic needle and two heroin packets stamped “LeBron James” — for the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar — were found at the scene.

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Police believe Graff injected himself and overdosed.

Neither the Department of Homeless Services nor the Cavaliers responded to a request for comment.

Drug dealers typically market their poison with the names of movies or well-known personalities.

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