Paul has caught flack this offseason for not pushing the Clippers over the hump, and for possibly getting coach Vinny Del Negro canned, but let's be honest: both those things are not Paul's fault. He may be harsh on his teammates, but so was Michael Jordan. He may be on your TV screen with a fake mustache entirely too much, but so is teammate Blake Griffin (sans 'stache).
Basketball-wise, there's no one better at the moment at dishing passes and setting up teammates. Paul can score more than Kidd, but he still is a quarterback on the hardwood, and ranks no. 3 all time in assists per game at 9.8. He's also no. 3 all time in steals per game, two huge facets of playing the point.