Articles from The Oklahoman Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry
  • Mavericks forward David Lee questionable for Game 1 against Thunder

    Mavericks forward David Lee questionable for... darnell mayberry | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Two days before taking on the Thunder in the first round of the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks are dealing with a pair of injuries. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle announced Thursday that reserve forward David Lee is questionable "at best" for Game 1 on Saturday because of a right foot injury,...

  • Thunder resting Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka at San Antonio

    Thunder resting Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka at San... darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    With nothing left to play for as it enters Tuesday night's regular season finale, the Thunder will rest stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka at San Antonio. The trio didn't make the trip to San Antonio and instead remained in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is locked into the...

  • Kendrick Perkins speaks out on Kevin Durant's impending free agency

    Kendrick Perkins speaks out on Kevin Durant\'s... darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    As we inch closer to July 1, anybody who is anybody with a past or present relationship with Kevin Durant is starting to get asked about the Thunder star's intentions in free agency. On Wednesday, it was former Thunder center Kendrick Perkins' turn. Perkins, now with New Orleans, to...

  • Russell Westbrook argues with referee, says "I got one daddy"

    Russell Westbrook argues with referee, says darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Russell Westbrook had an eventful visit to Denver on Tuesday night. The Thunder point guard grabbed headlines for registering his 17th triple-double of the season, which tied Magic Johnson for the most in a single season in the past 27 seasons. But before he put a bow on his...

  • Oklahoma quarterback commit shows off amazing accuracy

    Oklahoma quarterback commit shows off amazing... darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Chris Robison is a quarterback out of Horn High in Mesquite, Texas who has committed to Oklahoma as part of the Sooners' 2017 recruiting class. He became the first prospect in the 2017 class to commit to the Sooners when he made his decision last June. He's 6-foot-2, 190 pounds and is a...

  • The Thunder and fourth quarters: How bad is it?

    The Thunder and fourth quarters: How bad is it? darnell mayberry | Updated: Wed, Apr 6, 2016

    Russell Westbrook on the late issues: "I'm not worried about that" + some pushback about the questioning pic.twitter.com/3ub9Fsy2Pe — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 3, 2016 The above video of Russell Westbrook was taken following the Thunder's 118-110 road loss to Houston on Sunday. It...

  • OSU basketball: Locals outraged Eddie Sutton didn't make Basketball Hall of Fame

    OSU basketball: Locals outraged Eddie Sutton... darnell mayberry | Updated: Mon, Apr 4, 2016

    The 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class was announced Monday morning, and it included some of the biggest names in the sport's history. Former Oklahoma State men's basketball coach Eddie Sutton again was not among them. This year's class was headlined by NBA greats Shaquille O'Neal, Allen...

  • OU basketball: What they're saying about the Sooners' record-setting Final Four loss

    OU basketball: What they\'re saying about the... darnell mayberry | Updated: Sat, Apr 2, 2016

    When you lose by a big margin on a big stage as OU did in its 95-51 loss to Villanova in the first national semifinal game Saturday night in Houston, the world is going to have a little fun at your expense. That's just the way it works these days, especially on social media websites. And...



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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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