By now, all of us know small business owners and employees who were unable to score a PPP loan. And all of us have been perplexed by some of the small businesses who got them. Like the LA Lakers? ESPN: Lakers got money from loan program, returned it.

+ “Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin criticized big companies – including the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team — taking loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, and warned that others following suit will undergo a full audit.” I share Mnuchin’s outrage, but, well, wasn’t it the federal government that came up with the rules for who could get the loans? This is a basketball story, but it reminds me of the time an NFL official threw a flag for, “Givin ’em the business.”