Pop star Justin Timberlake, who has Memphis roots, has agreed to become a limited partner in Robert Pera’s bid to buy the Memphis Grizzlies, a source close to Pera confirmed Thursday night.

Pera, a 34-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur, agreed in June to buy the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley. His bid continues to undergo vetting by the NBA and is pending approval from the league’s owners.

– Reported by Kyle Veazey of theĀ Memphis Commercial Appeal