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 2:06 PM @joeyconger5 It's mostly just blind optimism and hoping for a good story.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 10:57:38 PM CST Corey Brewer is balling.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 10:55:58 PM CST Oh my!
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 09:46:37 PM CST @JonesOnTheNBA Reason why Terrence Jones could be big in this series.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:53:29 PM CST Hubie Brown is the absolute best in the business! I sincerely hope everyone, young and old, appreciates him.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:45:25 PM CST This Mavs-Rockets series could be the best first-round series of this postseason. Spurs-Clippers, of course, is the frontrunner.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:37:13 PM CST Not at all. He's one of my favorite players to watch. (Why everybody gotta be trolling these days) RT @hghoehn @DarnellMayberry You trollin!
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:34:17 PM CST Can't wait to see what Harden does in the playoffs this year!
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:24:24 PM CST Oh, Thibs.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:23:01 PM CST Another opening-round Game 1 in hand for the Bulls. I just hope Thibs takes D. Rose out of the game this time.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 08:03:50 PM CST @carl52817656 See. You've already put it in your mind that if they do well it's in spite of him. Why can't you just let it play out?
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:55:10 PM CST @carl52817656 And barring injuries, there's no way they don't make it to at least the conference finals next year in my opinion.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:54:07 PM CST @carl52817656 Under that scenario, I'd say he was a disappointment. And that's on him. But if u get a lottery talent for No. 30, it's a stl.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:49:43 PM CST @carl52817656 That doesn't change my premise, which is he was a steal considering what they gave up for him.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:46:53 PM CST @carl52817656 Read the article, look at my tweet from March 1 I sent you, listen to our most recent pod. You haven't said jack I don't know.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:43:16 PM CST @carl52817656 Did you even read my article?
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:42:37 PM CST @carl52817656 Then you're more hopeless than I thought.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:37:17 PM CST @carl52817656 You have yet to separate a business decision from on-court results. Let me know when you do.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:34:46 PM CST @carl52817656 Or an impact player on a championship team. One of us is willing to let it play out before jumping to conclusions.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 18 2015 07:30:11 PM CST @carl52817656 @JadenSweeney08 No 23 yr old w/o a severe injury history is a finished product. Go dig up some #s to help you understand that.

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