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  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Grizzlies

    staff reports | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against one of the best teams in the Western Conference -- the Memphis Grizzlies. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Thunder Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry on Scott Brooks, Sam Presti, 'untouchable' Serge Ibaka and more

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry was on an extended edition of the Power Lunch chat today, talking Thunder front office, starting lineups and potential coaching changes.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Knicks

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    No Kevin Durant again for the Thunder, who take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder beat Minnesota without Kevin Durant

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    With Durant absent with a sprained toe and against the worst team the league has to offer, the Thunder cruised to a 92-84 victory on Monday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, an expected result and a game OKC sorely needed.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Timberwolves

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    No Kevin Durant (toe) for the Thunder tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Who's stepping up? Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Steven Adams misses game because of migraine

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Kendrick Perkins took Steven Adams’ place in the starting lineup and finished with four points, four rebounds and a steal before fouling out in 27 minutes. Adams remained in the locker room for the duration of the game.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Cavaliers beat OKC for sixth straight victory

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LeBron James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 on Sunday for their sixth straight win.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Cavaliers

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a Sunday special. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.



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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.



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