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  • Report: James Harden's $200 million Adidas bid won't be matched by Nike

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Adidas may have struck back with a major coup in the basketball shoe wars. Adidas offered James Harden a contract worth $200 million over 13 years, and Harden's former endorser - Nike -reportedly won't match, says TMZ. The former Thunder guard's Nike deal has...

  • Kevin Durant's USA Basketball practice to air Tuesday on NBA TV

    Mel Bracht | Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Thunder star Kevin Durant's scheduled appearance at USA National Team practice this afternoon will air live on NBA TV as part of a special on the team. "NBA Real Training Camp: USA Basketball," a behind-the-scenes look at a USA Basketball Men’s National Team practice will air at 2...

  • Report: Kevin Durant to practice with Team USA this week

    Published: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    It looks like Kevin Durant will be back on the court with Team USA this week. USA Today's Sam Amick reports that Durant's agent, Rich Kleiman of Roc Nation Sports, and his manager, Charlie Bell, said Durant plans to practice Tuesday and Wednesday at USA minicamp in Las Vegas. Durant is not...

  • Kevin Durant 1-on-1: Thunder star explains why he swats campers' shots, growth of the KD Basketball ProCamp

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    KD CAMP -- The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry sat down with Kevin Durant to talk about the Thunder star's involvement with the KD ProCamp, and why he has a no-mercy approach to 1-on-1 with campers.

  • Jeff Van Gundy vouches for the job Scott Brooks did in Oklahoma City

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    I wrote about Thunder coach Billy Donovan’s playing days in Sunday’s editions of The Oklahoman. It was part two of our five-part series looking at Donovan from his childhood through his illustrious career at Florida. You can read part one, written by Anthony Slater, here. Part two is here, along...

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook on USA Men's National Team Minicamp roster

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are among the 34 players on the roster for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team minicamp, which was announced on Thursday. The minicamp will take place Aug. 11-13 in Las Vegas. Durant, who is still recovering from a foot surgery he...

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant is swatting kids at his basketball camp again

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Kevin Durant is notoriously merciless when it comes to playing against kids at his camps. His harsh shot rejections are the stuff of legend. He was back at it Thursday morning at his KD ProCamp. @royceyoung Kevin Durants snapchat is hilarious. He's picking on kids at his camp this morning...

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin teasing Space Jam 2 in new Jordan commercial?

    Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Add Blake Griffin to the "Space Jam 2" hype. Rumors have been swirling about LeBron James being at the center of a sequel to the hit mid-90s Michael Jordan movie. But what other NBA players could potentially join him? In the Jordan Brand video entitled "The Dunk to End All Dunks,"...

  • Will the Thunder hire a female coach?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Becky Hammon coached the Spurs’ summer league team to the championship in Las Vegas, and within a few days she wasn’t the NBA’s only female assistant coach. The Kings hired Nancy Lieberman to be part of George Karl’s staff in Sacramento. The Saturday Oklahoman had a long interview with...

  • Report: Semaj Christon signs with Italy's Victoria Libertas Pesaro

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City Blue guard Semaj Christon is headed overseas. Christon, 22, has signed a deal with Victoria Libertas Pesaro of Italy . Christon, who was drafted by the Thunder in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft, led the Blue with 18.6 points (17th in NBA D-League) and 5.7...

  • Report: Adidas offers James Harden $200 million contract

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    First it was Kevin Durant getting the big push from Under Armour. Now it's James Harden's turn. Harden has reportedly received a bid from Adidas worth $200 million over 13 years. Nike, whose deal with Harden has expired, has until the end of next week to match the deal. The former...

  • Kevin Durant among Tiger Beat magazine investors

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Kevin Durant's ever expanding financial portfolio has now added a magazine. According to the New York Times, Durant is one of 17 investors who raised $2 million to buy Tiger Beat - a popular magazine which chronicles the lives of young pop culture stars and actors through photographs. Tiger...



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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 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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