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  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Thunder does well at free-throw line

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    Free throw shooting has been one of the team’s biggest bugaboos while battling the injury bug.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Rockets

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder faces off against James Harden and the Houston Rockets tonight at 6 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: James Harden and the Houston Rockets visit

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    With three wing players sidelined with injuries, the Thunder could have its hands full Sunday night against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Harden ranks second in the league in scoring with a career-high 26.2-point average. He’s also averaging 6.3 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.8 steals and...

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Brandon Jennings takes control in overtime as Pistons hold off Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Brandon Jennings took control late, scoring 25 of his game-high 29 points after halftime to lead the Pistons to a 96-89 overtime victory inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. He made 9-of-15 shots and drained all five of his 3-pointers in the final 29 minutes.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pistons

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder returns home to take on the Detroit Pistons. Follow our live coverage with Thunder writers Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater, and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder finds a gem in Lance Thomas

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Lance Thomas came to town in late September as a long shot to make the Thunder’s 15-man roster. By the end of October he had become a fixture in the team’s injury-plagued rotation. Now, through sheer hustle and hard work, he’s turned into a linchpin.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Reggie Jackson turning heads with hot start

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Reggie Jackson risked turning people off each time he openly talked about wanting a starting role. And in some cases, he did. But now the Thunder’s fourth-year point guard is turning heads with how he’s excelling in that unexpected role so far this season.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Is Anthony Morrow the Thunder's missing link?

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 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...



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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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