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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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Miss Greta    

They all look alike to George.

643 days ago
2.

Truth is    

One big elistist party

643 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Woooow

643 days ago
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t    

LMAO! I thought it was Morgan Freeman too!

643 days ago
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Truth    

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

643 days ago
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Shaunie    

They look nothing alike

643 days ago
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Ace    

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

643 days ago
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ricosauve15    

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

643 days ago
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LáLa    

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

UFC free on Fox this coming Saturday whities watch.

643 days ago
10.

Tmzsucks    

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

643 days ago
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Chief Sosa    

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

643 days ago
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muhamed    

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

643 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Wow. how could you make that mistake.

643 days ago
14.

judy jetson    

Moron.

643 days ago
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cmurder    

Why does everyone have to walk on eggshells when just trying to recognize a black person. Would it really be a story if he mixed up say..Katy Perry for Zooey Deschanel if one was wearing a hat and sunglasses? The Celtic hat should be some clue though. Steph is obviously not a big sports fan.

643 days ago
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