Walmart Airballs NBA Plush-Doll Sale

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Nathaniel S. Butler via Getty ImagesCarmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks
By Fred Imbert

Holiday shoppers would think a purchased Carmelo Anthony plush-doll would look like, well, Carmelo Anthony.

If they bought it online at Walmart (WMT), they'd be mistaken.

The doll displayed at Walmart.com doesn't resemble the seven-time NBA All-Star and current New York Knick, but rather shares a remarkable likeness to Jeremy Lin. Although he once took a big spotlight for the New York team, Lin hasn't donned the New York Knickerbockers' uniform since 2012. He is currently the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA Legion first tweeted an image of the erroneous listing at 9:26 a.m. Monday. The doll's online listing also misspells Anthony's name by spelling it as "Anthony Carmelo."

"It is just a case of the wrong image being loaded when the item was set up. We're in the process of fixing it," Walmart said in a statement.

You can see the listing in question below.

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