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  • GALLERY: Thunder on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Erik Horne | Updated: 53 min ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder scored some national publicity, as Russell Westbrook is the focus of Sports Illustrated's April 6 cover story by Lee Jenkins. It's not the first time the Thunder has been featured on the front of SI. Check out the gallery below to see each the Thunder's cover...

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook's on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Erik Horne | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on the national cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, along with the headline “The athleticism of LeBron + The drive of Kobe.” SI’s Lee Jenkins wrote a feature story on Westbrook for the magazine’s April 6 edition. SI.com teases the story as a look at...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Join Berry Tramel live from H&H Shooting Sports, where he'll be answering all of your Thunder, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Durant: "I would love to get my jersey retired here"

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 5 hr ago

    It doesn’t sound like Kevin Durant is looking to go anywhere anytime soon. The face of the Thunder franchise said in a recent interview with Revolt TV that he would like to play with one franchise his entire career and could see his jersey retired in Oklahoma City. The topic came up when the...

  • Gerald Green looks back on decision to bypass Oklahoma State for the NBA

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    While the fate of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford twists in the wind, the men’s basketball program’s next great hope, Jawun Evans (Justin F. Kimball High/Dallas, Texas), will take the national stage Wednesday night in the 38th McDonald’s All American Game. Evans, a 6-foot point guard who has...

  • Kevin Durant on Instagram: Surgery and recovery 'just a small obstacle when I look at the big picture'

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Thunder forward Kevin Durant had season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday in New York City — the third procedure on his right foot in less than six months. Following his surgery, Durant posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed and message on Instagram. Not what I envisioned coming into this...

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How should this Thunder season be viewed?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your...

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant has successful foot surgery

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Kevin Durant underwent successful bone graft surgery on his right foot Tuesday in New York City. Durant's surgery was for the fifth metatarsal on his right foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley, with Thunder medical personnel present...

  • Report: Patrick Beverley out for season

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Houston Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley will undergo season-ending left wrist surgery on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. Beverley injured his wrist in the Rockets' March 23 game against the Indiana Pacers. The team just got center Dwight Howard (knee) back from a nearly...

  • WATCH: Blake Griffin with the Block of the Year in the NBA

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Blake Griffin is athletic. You knew that. But you've never seen the former OU star block a shot, with his off hand, while spinning. Yep. Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko gets Griffin in the air with the pump fake, but clearly didn't anticipate Griffin blocking his shot in such a manner.

  • Another curse of Kevin Durant's injury: Foul shooting

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Thunder made just 21 of 32 foul shots in a five-point loss at Utah on Saturday night. That once was a rare occurrence for Oklahoma City. But not this season. The Thunder made just 11 of 18 foul shots in a 10-point loss at Atlanta. Just 12 of 21 in a five-point loss at […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Anthony Slater

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Questions about the Thunder? Join Anthony Slater on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. for some Thunder talk on the playoff race, Sunday's rally against the Suns and more.



Thunder Rumblings Bloggers

Darnell Mayberry


OKC Thunder Senior Reporter

Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in 2004.


Mayberry joined The Oklahoman’s sports staff in 2005 after a year at the Akron Beacon Journal, where he covered the University of Akron men’s basketball team, high schools and recruiting. Since arriving at The Oklahoman, Mayberry has become the leading authority on the NBA as the only traveling media member and the only reporter to cover every NBA game ever played in Oklahoma City.


He served as the paper’s beat writer on the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets from 2005-07, broke the news of the Seattle SuperSonics’ settlement negotiations with the City of Seattle in the summer of 2008, a development that allowed the team to relocate to Oklahoma, and has covered the Thunder since the franchise’s inception.


Mayberry and his wife, Courtney, were married in 2010 and live in Oklahoma City.


Anthony Slater


Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. He's a hoops fanatic and, this past season, served as a key contributor to The Oklahoman's NBA coverage, consistently blogging about the Thunder and attending nearly every home game.
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