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 8:58 PM Will be interesting to see if Adams can help fix the interior defense.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:57 PM Steven Adams returns after a sitting 32 seconds into the third with his fourth foul. He had been on the bench for close to 13 game minutes.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:55 PM Kanter's 1st 3 defensive possessions of the 4th, not good: gave up post bucket to Amar'e, closed out slow on Amar'e, missed help on Harris.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:50 PM After three, the Thunder and Mavs are tied at 101. Dallas has 50 points in the paint and is shooting 59.4 percent.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:44 PM Russell Westbrook, Enes Kanter and Anthony Morrow have combined for 62 points...and Westbrook only has 12 of them.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:42 PM Enes Kanter now has a career-high 30 points and has grabbed 15 rebounds.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:30 PM Make it 26 points with 9 1/2 left in the third for Kanter.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:29 PM Enes Kanter's career high is 29 points. He's got 22 with 10:46 remaining in the third quarter tonight.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 8:09 PM Lesson from the first half: Thunder can score with anyone. Still can't stop anyone. Mavs 66, Thunder 63 at the break.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 7:56 PM That's a tough call
Darnell Mayberry Today at 7:51 PM Intensity picking up between the Thunder and Mavs. Getting good and we're only halfway through the second quarter.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 7:26 PM That was Enes Kanter's first 3-point attempt and make with the Thunder. The 15th 3-point make of his career.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 5:23 PM Got a Joey Crawford sighting. Should make this one all the more interesting.
Darnell Mayberry Today at 1:11 PM The best Russell Westbrook story you will ever read, by @SI_LeeJenkins, this generation's Gary Smith --> LINK
Darnell Mayberry Today at 12:45 AM @eflame_717 Well you should have sent it to me too. 😉
Darnell Mayberry Tue, Mar. 31 2015 11:32:59 PM CST Kevin Durant: "I would love to get my jersey retired here" - LINK (h/t @royceyoung)
Darnell Mayberry Tue, Mar. 31 2015 10:42:25 PM CST RT @langwhitaker: Oh no Steph... https://t.co/05uduO9fcH
Darnell Mayberry Tue, Mar. 31 2015 02:27:31 PM CST RT @espn_macmahon: Monta Ellis was "full bore" in practice today, per Rick Carlisle. Likely listed as questionable tomorrow vs. OKC.
Darnell Mayberry Tue, Mar. 31 2015 02:27:27 PM CST @AllenFallico I don't.
Darnell Mayberry Tue, Mar. 31 2015 01:15:03 PM CST New Thunder Buddies podcast is here: LINK

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