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  • Five quick observations from the Thunder's 114-101 preseason loss in Denver

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Here are five quick observations from the Thunder’s 114-101 preseason loss in Denver on Wednesday night: 1. SteveO’s solid showing – Steven Adams had 14 points in the first quarter on Wednesday night. Kendrick Perkins has scored 14 points in a GAME for the Thunder only twice. So, yes,...

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nuggets Preseason

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are back in action against the Denver Nuggets in its first preseason game of the 2014-15 season. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and The Oklahoman sports team.

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant talks about humble beginnings for latest KD7 'Uprising' colorway

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Another week, another KD7 colorway. The special thing about Kevin Durant's frequent shoe color releases, however, is the significance behind each one. The latest -- the KD7 Uprising -- has Durant talking about his rise from a kid who couldn't make a layup to the NBA's Most Valuable Player....

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Berry Tramel gets you ready for OU-Texas, OSU-Kansas and Thunder preseason with his weekly chat from H&H Shooting Sports. Questions or comments? Ask Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What's the most intriguing preseason storyline?

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    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 OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer...

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant comments on the NBA's new TV deal, possible abolishment of max contracts

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    As one of the players who may benefit most from the NBA’s recently announced $24 billion television deal, Kevin Durant has monitored the situation. “That’s a lot of money,” Durant said on Tuesday. “That’s a lot of money. I don’t see how owners can say they losing money now.” Overall,...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Takeaways from the Thunder's first scrimmage? What about the NBA's new TV deal? Ask Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in now.

  • OKC Thunder: Halftime act Red Panda is retiring

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Brace yourselves, Oklahoma City Thunder ticket holders. Red Panda is retiring. If you've gone to any number of Thunder games over the past six seasons, chances are you've seen Red Panda in action. She's the ladywho rides around on a unicycle flipping bowls onto her head during a halftime...

  • Kevin Durant Insists He Can't Palm An NBA Basketball

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    It all started during my stroll with the reigning MVP on media day. During his photo sessions, Kevin Durant upon request informed multiple photographers that he cannot palm a basketball. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Each time he was asked to grip the ball with one hand and pose for a...

  • OKC Thunder: Serge Ibaka is a stretch four and he's not afraid to let you know about it

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Serge Ibaka has long established himself as one of the best mid-range shooting big men in the game, dropping 17-footers in at a deadly rate. And over the past two seasons, Ibaka has stretched out his shooting range, making 43 of his 117 three-point attempts. So despite his elite...

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

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. today for some sports talk -- OU vs. TCU. OSU vs. Iowa State. Thunder preseason. MLB playoffs -- on the Power Lunch chat, live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson can be a star as a sixth man

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    I like Reggie Jackson. Like him a lot. I think he’s a real person. Doesn’t put on a front. Says what’s on his mind, and what’s on his mind isn’t outrageous. Jackson seems incredibly grounded. But Jackson is all mixed up on this starter/bench issue. To catch you up, Jackson said Monday what he...

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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.