Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday he was surprised that the Los Angeles Lakers,  one of the best-known and most-successful basketball franchises,  took a loan designed to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lakers were the second most-valuable team in the National Basketball Association entering 2020, with a valuation of $4.4 billion, according to Forbes.

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But the LeBron James-led team is not the only major brand to take a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, which was enacted last month to help small businesses.

Mnuchin criticized the Lakers Brass for their audacity. 

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