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George Stephanopoulos

Wait, That Guy's NOT

Morgan Freeman?

1/21/2013 8:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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George Stephanopoulos is clearly not a basketball fan ... 'cause if he was, he might've known the old white-bearded African American man hangin' out at the Presidential Inauguration was NBA icon Bill Russell ... and not Morgan Freeman.

George was providing the play-by-play for ABC this morning ... when he started pointing out some of the famous people in the D.C. crowd ... and mixed up one legendary black guy for another.

George was quickly corrected by someone on the production -- and he apologized for the gaffe.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day everyone.

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1.

Miss Greta    

They all look alike to George.

585 days ago
2.

Truth is    

One big elistist party

585 days ago
3.

rosemaryxoxo    

Woooow

585 days ago
4.

t    

LMAO! I thought it was Morgan Freeman too!

585 days ago
5.

Truth    

LOOKS THE SAME TO ME... PUT ON THE CAP, WHITE BEARD, AND SHADES THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE. #TRUTH!!

585 days ago
6.

Ashley     

yep, obviously they all look alike.......
i personally would've guess will i am..
(insert sarcasm)
what a moron...............

585 days ago
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Shaunie    

They look nothing alike

585 days ago
8.

Ace    

Who's the brutha sitting behind Michelle Obama at the Inauguration? He looks like he could slit someones throat at any moment.

585 days ago
9.

ricosauve15    

Damn thats the great Bill Russell. We all don't look alike you know. Lol

585 days ago
10.

LáLa    

Looks nothing like Morgan. Morgan is lighterrr skinned with moley face.

UFC free on Fox this coming Saturday whities watch.

585 days ago
11.

Tmzsucks    

Yes that's Morgan Freeman and to his left is Condeleezza Rice

585 days ago
12.

Chief Sosa    

White people all look like the kardashians so i guess were even

585 days ago
13.

muhamed    

if a republican or conservative said that or made that mistake they would have been labeled racist and called upon to be fired....

585 days ago
14.

YouDontSay    

Wow. how could you make that mistake.

585 days ago
15.

judy jetson    

Moron.

585 days ago
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