There's a tendency to place infusions of basketball talent in context by using the NBA draft, SB Nation reports. Before the 2014 draft in June, a common sentiment was that it was the strongest draft class the league had seen since 2003, when LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all entered the league at the same time.
There's a problem with that line of logic, though. NBA draft classes pull players who can be three grade levels apart in school. Andrew Wiggins was ready for the NBA sooner in his development as a player than Doug McDermott. If you really want to see what years have produced the best basketball talent, looking at high school classes is the most objective way to do it.