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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Darnell Mayberry Today at 6:33 PM RT @WojYahooNBA Memphis guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of NBA's Anti-Drug policy, source tells Yahoo.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 6:06 PM @jgg512 They opened the door at 2:47. It was a 3 1/2 hour session. An hour and 45 minutes of it was on the court. The rest was film.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 2:45 PM It's now 2:45. I've clipped my fingernails, @JenniCarlson_OK has painted hers...and another media member has given up and taken off.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 2:33 PM It's past 2:30 and the Thunder still hasn't opened, and some members of the media are now leaving.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 2:10 PM The Thunder was scheduled to start practice at 11 a.m. today and wrap up around 12:45. They're still at it 10 minutes after 2.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 12:50 PM Ain't nothing like the NBA playoffs!
Darnell Mayberry Today at 11:13 AM George Kaiser buys Thunder stake | News OK LINK
Darnell Mayberry Today at 10:03 AM Underestimating the Grizzlies would be the Thunder's first mistake -LINK
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 08:47:41 PM CST @24jgordonfan1 Thanks
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 06:09:41 PM CST @bdubguero Floor burn from the Indiana game.
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 05:39:52 PM CST New playoff podcast. Take a listen: LINK
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 04:23:44 PM CST @24jgordonfan1 What'd they say?
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 04:23:00 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Playoff Podcast with @DarnellMayberry, @BerryTramel and I: Breaking down the Thunder-Grizzlies series -> LINK
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 02:49:21 PM CST RT @NewsOKSports: NEW Thunder Buddies podcast coming out today as @anthonyVslater, @BerryTramel and @DarnellMayberry prep you for the playo…
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 02:00:07 PM CST RT @anthonyVslater: Playoff Google Hangout going on right now. Talking Thunder-Grizzlies: LINK
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 10:02:31 AM CST RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Kevin Durant joins Wilt Chamberlain & Michael Jordan as the only players to lead the NBA in points in 5 straight seasons
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 09:58:44 AM CST RT @tfrank14: Let's clear up myth; draft tiebreaks are done via random drawings, NOT a coin flip; those drawings will be tomorrow afternoon
Darnell Mayberry Thu, Apr. 17 2014 09:53:10 AM CST RT @NewsOKSports: Also, @DarnellMayberry will be on the Power Lunch chat at 11 talking Thunder playoffs. Plan accordingly.
Darnell Mayberry Wed, Apr. 16 2014 10:41:21 PM CST Game 1: Saturday at 8:30 on ESPN; Game 2: Monday at 7 on TNT; Game 3: Thursday at 7 on TNT; Game 4: Saturday, April 26 at 8:30 on ESPN
Darnell Mayberry Wed, Apr. 16 2014 09:59:14 PM CST The Thunder will play Memphis in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is Saturday in OKC. Time will be announced soon. Full sked tonight.