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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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31.

Spicy mag    

Sheesh. It's obviously not Morgan freeman. It's Danny glover.

610 days ago
32.

JrzGrl    

No big deal. They look similar. So what??? Much ado about nothing....

610 days ago
33.

Melissa    

Geez, rough crowd. How is that racist? I confuse Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel all the time - they look very much alike to me. Does that me me racist against white people because I confuse one white girl with another? People are beeing WAY too tough on George

610 days ago
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Melissa    

Geez, rough crowd. How is that racist? I confuse Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel all the time - they look very much alike to me. Does that make me racist against white people because I confuse one white girl with another? People are being WAY too tough on George

610 days ago
35.

jokerchick    

lmfao, that was hilarious

610 days ago
36.

bellagrazi    

That's awesome! Hahaha Who's the racist now? Only liberals can get away with this ****.

610 days ago
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