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 Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:36:18 PM CST Brooks on Westbrook: "Russell, as far as I know, he's fine."
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:21:35 PM CST Final from Game 1: Thunder 100, Grizzlies 86.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 11:20:04 PM CST Make it 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Russell Westbrook.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:49:47 PM CST Third time in 10 games Collison's been bloodied.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:48:41 PM CST Collison's bleeding again this time from his right elbow.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:42:10 PM CST Memphis outscores OKC 31-13 in the third period and holds the Thunder to 3-for-16 shooting in the period to pull within 69-65. 4th Q ahead.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:21:26 PM CST Grizzlies start the third quarter on a 17-4 run, cutting a 22-point halftime deficit to nine with 7:17 left in the period.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:11:05 PM CST Tony Allen starting the second half in place of Tayshaun Prince (illness), who played just four first-half minutes
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:03:14 PM CST @da_trufOU Is this going to explain, er, ruin it for me?
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 10:01:43 PM CST Quick change gets me every time. I saw the woman change and I still don't know where the previous outfit went.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:52:26 PM CST At halftime, the Thunder leads the Grizzlies, 56-34. Durant has 17 points. Westbrook has 16. Memphis shooting 12-48 (25 percent)
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:51:43 PM CST @Evan_Gentry35 I think the games will be competitive but 5 is my pick.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:49:57 PM CST @DJMatthews80 I'm not sure. But I the rotation must reset if you will for the playoffs
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:48:51 PM CST @Evan_Gentry35 Nope. This could be a completely different game Monday night, let alone Thursday in Memphis.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:47:38 PM CST Great recognition by Durant to reward the big man (Ibaka) for his hustle (blocking Tony Allen in transition and running the floor).
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:45:43 PM CST @Evan_Gentry35 They tell me this is the first half of the first game, a game that's being played in OKC. Can't overreact to one good half.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:44:28 PM CST @homskizl Adams has three fouls. So he went to Thabeet after Perk picked up his third. Doubt we see him if not for foul trouble.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:43:42 PM CST @Evan_Gentry35 Lot of series left.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:43:27 PM CST @Mrjoshua_bryan Thanks, man. Enjoy the journey.
Darnell Mayberry Sat, Apr. 19 2014 09:39:29 PM CST Reggie Jackson has taken a game-high six free throws. Need more of that out of him.