When the news broke that Jerry Richardson planned to sell the Carolina Panthers in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, everyone started wondering who the new owner or owners could be.

The first person to throw their hat in the ring was Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy, who did so in the most 2017 way possible.

A little over an hour after Diddy sent that tweet, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry put it out there that he wanted to be a part of the deal as well.

Curry grew up in Charlotte attended Charlotte Christian School before playing basketball at Davidson. His father is also a Charlotte sports icon, having played for the original Hornets for ten seasons.

But was Curry serious? Sure he’s got plenty of money in the bank but would he really want to throw a chunk of it into the mix for a professional football team while also playing professional basketball? Apparently so, according to comments he made to the press on Monday.

“It’s a pretty interesting opportunity. I’ve had conversations with plenty of people about it…I would say I’ve got a day job, but I’ve got people who are plugged in and trying to see how to make that happen. I [‘ve got] nothing really to say about it, other than I’m very interested and very willing to do what it takes to make that happen.”

Curry mentions that he’s been a fan of the Panthers since the team played its first season when he was seven. He says that the chance to be involved in something that feeds his “hometown vibe” and owning the local football team would certainly be one of those things.

What kind of football franchise owner would Curry be? Probably a fairly hands-off one, considering what he does for a living and how that crosses over with the NFL season.

“I don’t want to overblow it to say I’ll be flying back and forth to Charlotte in meetings all day, trying to have that kind of perspective. But I do think I bring a certain value to whatever ownership group it would be.”

If Steph were involved in an ownership group while also playing professionally, that would be something of an unprecedented situation in modern pro sports. Sure, back in the old days, it was common for there to be coach-owners and player-owners, but it’s  a pretty unique situation that he could be in if it happens in 2018.

If Curry does decide to go for it, at least one person thinks he’ll do a great job of balancing the two interests.

As Steph notes towards the end of the interview, he never wants to be in a situation where Warriors fans are worried he’s concerning himself with Panthers business instead of focusing on winning another NBA Title, so if it does come to face, expect him to be something of a figurehead owner (like Jay-Z was with the Nets) rather than a wheeler-dealer.

[95.7 The Game]

About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Neighborhoods.com, Curbed Seattle and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.