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  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow said OKC was too hard to pass up

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Morrow might just be the best pure shooter the Thunder has ever had. He’s shot 42.8 percent from 3-point range for his career and connected on 45.1 percent from that distance last season in New Orleans.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How would you grade the Thunder's offseason moves?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 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 works sign-and-trade deal to send Thabo Sefolosha to Atlanta

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Thunder turned Sefolosha’s departure into an asset, acquiring a a trade exception of slightly more than $4 million from the Hawks.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Brian Keefe joins Derek Fisher's New York Knicks staff

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Brian Keefe has joined Derek Fisher's staff with the New York Knicks. It is the second Thunder staffer Fisher has taken with him. Josh Longstaff, a video analyst and player development coach, also joined Fisher's staff.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: With Anthony Morrow, OKC completes its checklist of offseason needs

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anthony Morrow, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard/small forward, fills a pressing need for the Thunder with his shooting ability and should bolster the team’s depth on the wing. He’s a career 42.8 percent shooter from 3-point range and connected on 45.1 percent from that distance in 76 games last season...

  • OKC Thunder: Anthony Morrow agrees to sign with Thunder

    darnell mayberry | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Thunder may have found its shooting help. Free agent guard Anthony Morrow has agreed to sign with Oklahoma City. The Thunder has been rumored to be chasing the 6-foot-5, six-year veteran, and news came through Saturday that the 42 percent career 3-point shooter is coming to OKC. Morrow scored...

  • OKC Thunder notebook: Perry Jones has 20 points in summer league finale

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Perry Jones had to get back to having fun. So said Thunder assistant/summer league coach Darko Rajakovic. “The first couple of games I was putting a lot of pressure on myself, telling myself that I have to do well,” said Jones. “And Darko talked to me before (the last) game and he told me...

  • LeBron James is returning to Cleveland — but he never really left

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    LeBron James put Akron on the map 13 years ago, when he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated packaged as “The Chosen One.” Now he’s appointed himself to be the man to bring glory back to the region.


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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