I've covered high school basketball in Illinois since the 1950s and I'm constantly asked which is the best team I've ever seen. For the last 35 years, the answer has always been the same.
Thornridge 1972. Quinn Buckner, Boyd Batts, Mike Bonczyk, Ernie Dunn, Greg Rose.
If you saw them, you know what I mean. If you didn't, you can't make a valid comparison.
It would be like saying the 1961 Yankees (Mantle, Maris) was the best major league baseball team you ever saw without seeing the 1927 Yankees (Ruth, Gehrig).