Darnell Mayberry
Sports 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.






Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:29 PM Adams back on the bench.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:26 PM Steven Adams headed toward the locker room. Looks like he's trying to walk off whatever is bothering him. Took a hard fall a second ago.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:07 PM Kanter just egged on the crowd as he was booed for starting lineup intros.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 7:15 PM Derrick Favors officially out tonight against the Thunder. Trevor Booker will start in his place.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 12:53 PM When you're wondering why Kanter is getting booed tonight. RT @Clintonite33 Shots fired by Enes Kanter at Utah. LINK
Darnell Mayberry Today at 12:44 PM Is this just an intermission in Kevin Durant's career or career-altering injury? LINK
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:32:49 PM CST RT @TedLehman11: Lot of people upset with the sooners. Just know that winning in big moments is habit. It's learned. Step in the right dire…
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:24:07 PM CST Should be a great Elite Eight!
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:14:11 PM CST Duke-Gonzaga gon be a dandy. I got the Zags! (But I love Tyus Jones' game!!)
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 11:05:59 PM CST If OKC makes the playoffs, Westbrook might show up to the podium in some of them plastic pants from that no-ride up boxer brief commercial.
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:19:43 PM CST I need to stop everything and call my mother for her birthday. I missed my bro's yesterday and feel awful. Some things are bigger than bball
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:09:55 PM CST FYI: None of the 6 surgeries on Russell Westbrook's rt knee or Kevin Durant's rt foot will have been performed by the Thunder's medical team
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:05:57 PM CST RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Only Michael Jordan (retired) & Bill Walton (injured) played fewer games as reigning MVP than Kevin Durant this year: ht…
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:05:16 PM CST @rockfilmrecord They got three of them working on it. How many you want them to have?
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 02:04:39 PM CST @hensoneric They didn't know last week. They knew that he wouldn't play. They didn't know, apparently, that his initial fracture regressed.
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 01:53:28 PM CST The Thunder has announced that Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the regular season and needs a third surgery on his right foot.
Darnell Mayberry Fri, Mar. 27 2015 01:40:24 PM CST Thunder GM Sam Presti is scheduled to release a written statement shortly updating the status of injured forward Kevin Durant.
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Mar. 26 2015 09:01:31 PM CST Time is running out to fix the Thunder's defensive flaws LINK
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Mar. 26 2015 05:13:48 PM CST @Jamestu20 Thank you.
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Mar. 26 2015 04:58:22 PM CST @Jamestu20 I was sleep-deprived. Smh

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