Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Nuggets from my notebook from Sunday's loss at Indiana

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Would have been cool if the Thunder won out… How glad are you going to be that the Thunder lost this game if it ends up being what helps the Pacers knock off the Heat?

  • OKC Thunder: Pacers take down Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    By the time Kevin Durant walked out of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, his two costly and uncharacteristically bad crunch-time misses not only overshadowed his 38-point performance, but they also suggested that there was something more in play with Durant’s recent shooting struggles.

  • OKC Thunder notebook: Thunder will not improve on winning percentage

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    It was a good run.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pacers

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder begins its final road swing of the regular season against the Indiana Pacers at noon. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around Twitter.

  • Will OKC Thunder meet Indiana in the NBA Finals?

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Thunder visits Pacers on Sunday, in a matchup OKC hopes happens again in June.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC tops short-handed New Orleans Pelicans

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 116-94 on Friday night to clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

  • Nuggets from my notebook from Friday's win over New Orleans

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The Pelicans can’t catch a break… The outcome was pretty much a foregone conclusion.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Pelicans

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder plays the New Orleans Pelicans in its second-to-last regular season home game of the season. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from Twitter.



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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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