Wal-Mart airballs NBA plush-doll sale

Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers guards Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2014 in New York City.
Getty Images

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

If they bought it online at Wal-Mart, they'd be mistaken.

Read More5 ways bigger online sales can hurt retailers

The doll displayed at does not 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 has not 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."

Read MoreWal-Mart slashes iPhone prices

"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," Wal-Mart said in a statement.

You can see the listing in question below.