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  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The Thunder get the red-hot Hawks tonight. Can OKC extend its streak to five consecutive wins? Ask Darnell Mayberry your Thunder questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 105-103 OT win over the Wizards

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s thrilling 105-103 overtime win in Washington: 1. Late-game execution – With 2.1 seconds on the clock, the Thunder had the ball and a chance to win. And as Scott Brooks drew up his play in the huddle, the Twitterverse was already calling the...

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant throws down poster dunk on Marcin Gortat; Kendrick Perkins approves

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    With the Oklahoma City Thunder trailing 98-96 in overtime against the Washington Wizards, Kevin Durant slipped a screen just above the 3-point line and received a pass from Russell Westbrook. With Wizards center Marcin Gortat between him and the basket, Durant had a decision to make. He...

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Wizards

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The Thunder roll into Washington D.C. on a three-game winning streak. Can OKC stretch it to four with a win over the Wizards? Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • OKC Thunder valued at $930 million by Forbes

    Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 released its annual NBA team values Wednesday and the Oklahoma City Thunder is listed as the 13th most valuable franchise in the league. Forbes has the Thunder's current value rated at $930 million, up from $590 million in 2014 . The massive jump in team values has been seen...

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Russell Westbrook, Dion Waiters as a Thunder starter and DeflateGate

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered various questions on the Power Lunch chat from H&H Shooting Sports on Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: TNT's Ernie Johnson asks Russell Westbrook about execution

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    In case you’ve been in hibernation, Russell Westbrook has had a common theme in his interviews in the last week or so. The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel wrote about it here. So, following the Thunder’s 94-86 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday (in which Westbrook was excellent down the stretch), TNT’s...

  • NBA legend Isiah Thomas with some high praise for Russell Westbrook: "He's the Mike Tyson of point guards"

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Despite a rocky stint in the New York Knicks front office, NBA legend Isiah Thomas still holds plenty of weight when talking about hoops. And Thomas’ opinion is particularly respected when it comes to the point guard position. He’s one of the best to ever play it, winning two...

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 94-86 victory in Miami

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 94-86 win over the Heat on Tuesday night: 1. Defense first – The win last Friday was all about offense, a 127-115 shootout where, as Berry Tramel put it, the Thunder out-Warriored the Warriors. The win on Sunday was about everything and...

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Heat

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder goes for its third win in a row. The Miami Heat stand in its way. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Marcus Smart says he 'had to take a lot of bad shots' at Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Marcus Smart has turned into a pretty decent 3-point shooter for the Boston Celtics as a rookie, a big contrast from his final days at Oklahoma State. It's a small sample size, but Smart has made 42.6 percent of his 3-pointers since his full return from an ankle injury on Dec. 7. In a piece...

  • Bulls Derrick Rose says team isn't competing: 'It's f---ing irritating'

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Thunder has had its struggles this season, particularly when stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have missed time due to injury. The Chicago Bulls are familiar with the injury bug, first with Derrick Rose over the past 3-4 years and now with starters Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy....

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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'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.