Some of the many tributes I have received over the years.


This is one of my favourite features on mikeshaft.com. At the start of each year we high-light a number of people to pay tribute to. These are usually individuals or teams from back in the day and others who are active in the sport today. This is the Master list of people who make Basketball ‘The Joy That It Is’.


This is one of my favourite features on mikeshaft.com. At the start of each year we high-light a number of people to pay tribute to. These are usually individuals or teams from back in the day and others who are active in the sport today. This is the Master list of people who make Basketball ‘The Joy That It Is’.


The Joy that it is. New additions for 2015. Continuing one of my favourite features on mikeshaft.com.


For the last few years I have had the pleasure of being on the air at BBC Radio Manchester on Boxing Day. As usual we looked at some of the people who had passed away in 2014.


Mickey Clifford, one of the legends of the Chester Sporting scene, passed away on November 18th aged 71.


Recently I received this wonderful letter from one my favourite people in the world. I thought you might like to read it. I hope it inspires you.


Well it has to be said that there are days I thought I would never see. And this has to be one of them. Garnet Gayle has retired from competitive basketball.


Recently, the great and the good of British Basketball got together to pay tribute to one of Basketball's Good Guys - Garnet Gayle, on his retirement. This is the mikeshaft.com un-official Photo Album. All Photos by Ian Smith.


These are the 12 new additions for 2014 to the mikeshaft.com feature...People Who Make Basketball 'The Joy that It Is'