Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Kings

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder puts its six-game winning streak on the line tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Mitch McGary has an introduction he'll never forget

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    McGary, the 21st overall pick out of Michigan, finished with three points and four rebounds in seven minutes.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    The Thunder is one of the hottest teams in the league -- winner of six consecutive games. Could it have another MVP candidate on its hands? Ask Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook for MVP? Why not?

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    If he keeps up his current play, Westbrook will force himself into the conversation as the league’s Most Valuable Player — if he hasn’t already.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Suns

    staff reports | Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder goes after its sixth consecutive win tonight against the Phoenix Suns. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Timberwolves

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Can the Oklahoma City Thunder win its fifth consecutive game? OKC takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook takes control as Thunder starts to roll

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Russell Westbrook was a one-man wrecking crew against Cleveland on Thursday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, dominating the Cavs by putting points on the scoreboard.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Cavaliers

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Kyrie vs. Russell. Love vs. Ibaka. But no LeBron James. The Oklahoma City Thunder takes on the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. 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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