Stephen Curry, Diddy among group pursuing Panthers, report says

Billionaire Michael Rubin is assembling a group of potential minority owners in his effort to purchase the franchise.

Stephen Curry and Sean "Diddy'' Combs are among the group of prospective Panthers owners.

According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, the Warriors star and rapper are part of the group that billionaire Michael Rubin is assembling as potential minority owners in his effort to purchase the NFL franchise.

Rubin, who already owns a stake in the NBA's 76ers, NHL's Devils and Premier League's Crystal Palace, emerged as a possible bidder Sunday and notified the NFL with a formal letter of intent on Monday.

Combs and Curry, a Charlotte, N.C., native and renowned Panthers fan, have openly expressed interest in being part of an ownership group, though neither has the finances to be a majority owner.

Billionaire David Tepper, who has a 5 percent stake in the Steelers, is considered a frontrunner to purchase the Panthers.

Jerry Richardson, 81, announced in December that he would sell the team after several allegations of workplace misconduct surfaced. He is currently under investigation by the league.

The Panthers are expected to set an NFL record by fetching more than $2 billion after the Bills set the current record in 2014 when they sold for $1.4 billion to the Pegula family.