Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Dodgers to call up top pitching prospect Julio Urias

    Dodgers to call up top pitching prospect Julio... darnell mayberry | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that they will call up Julio Urias, their 19-year-old pitching sensation, on Friday. The Dodgers are expected to purchase on Friday the contract of LHP Julio Urias, who is scheduled to make his MLB debut Friday in New York. — Los Angeles...

  • Draymond Green will not be suspended for kicking Steven Adams

    Draymond Green will not be suspended for... darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Golden State forward Draymond Green will not be suspended for his actions in Game 3 on Sunday night. The NBA instead fined Green $25,000 and upgraded his Flagrant 1 foul to a Flagrant 2. But Green will be available when the Warriors and Thunder continue their Western Conference Finals series...

  • Video: The People v. Draymond Green

    Video: The People v. Draymond Green darnell mayberry | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    The basketball world is buzzing today as everyone waits and wonders whether the NBA will suspend Golden State forward Draymond Green for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals after his low blow to Thunder center Steven Adams in Game 3 on Sunday night. The internet is on fire with take...

  • Poll: Should Draymond Green be suspended for Game 4?

    Poll: Should Draymond Green be suspended for... darnell mayberry | Updated: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Golden State forward Draymond Green was issued a Flagrant 1 for kicking Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin in Game 3. Do you think he should be suspended for Game 4?

  • Thunder Buddies podcast: How surprising has this playoff run been?

    Thunder Buddies podcast: How surprising has... Anthony Slater,darnell mayberry | Updated: Fri, May 20, 2016

    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 the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your...

  • Langston University hires Elaine Powell to replace Cheryl Miller as women's basketball coach

    Langston University hires Elaine Powell to... darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Langston University has named Elaine Powell its new head coach of women's basketball, the school announced Wednesday. Powell previously served as an assistant coach at Alabama A&M, Ohio University and Grambling State. After becoming the first woman from Louisiana State to be drafted into...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder and more from the NBA Playoffs with Darnell Mayberry in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m

  • Former Cowboy Brooks Thompson discharged from hospital

    Former Cowboy Brooks Thompson discharged from... darnell mayberry | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

    In April, we shared with you the unfortunate news on former Oklahoma State player turned coach Brooks Thompson. Today, we're happy to pass along  some good news. Thompson's health has improved to the point he has been cleared to leave the hospital and head home. Larry Reece, Oklahoma...



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Darnell Mayberry


Sports Producer/NBA Coordinator

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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