Well, I beg to differ.
Derrick Rose has plenty of time left to claim that spot, but for now, it is Chris Paul's. Chris Paul's career has been derailed by injury, as he only averaged 16 points, 10 assists, and four rebounds per game.
However, Chris Paul is still the best point guard in the NBA. As a former West Forsyth Titan like myself, I've witnessed Chris Paul's greatness plenty of times. From my point of view, there is no point guard better than Chris Paul in the game today.
Chris Paul always finds himself on the top of the assists chart season after season.
The New Orleans offense runs through Paul, as he can make plays with his excellent penetration and vision. He always finds the open man and seems to never make a wrong decision. With Nash and Kidd no longer able to drive and dish like they used to, Chris Paul is the best playmaker in the league.
CP3's passion for the game is extraordinary. His love and devotion for the game transcends into his tireless work ethic and success. He always strives to be the best basketball player that he can be, and vows to play better after every game. His heart is in the right place, and there's no denying that.
Paul will do everything from taking over late in the game, to hitting game-winning shots.
The Isiah Thomas reincarnation not only makes plays for others, but he can also score with dominance. Paul's astounding quickness and agility mixed with his skill level makes him a lethal driver. He can hit you with an array of fakes and circus shots, all fundamentally sweetened.
Paul is not only a skilled penetrator, but he can also shoot. CP3 has averaged 36 percent from behind the arc for his career. His averages hit the high 39 percent to 40 percent in the last two seasons. His patented fadeaway jump shot has noticeably improved in poise and precision.
There's just no stopping this guy. How can you score 23 points per game on 50 percent shooting as the point guard of the team? Legendary.
As I said, Chris Paul's knee injury damaged his career greatly. His stat line dropped drastically, and his athleticism has lost a step or two.
However, Chris is in the upper echelon of hardworking players, right up there with the likes of Kobe, Billups and Arenas (four hour shooting drills right after midnight ain't no joke). With his tireless work ethic, you better believe that Chris Paul will return to top form once he is healthy.
This is something that some of the younger and talented stars of the game today don't quite have a grasp on yet, (i.e. Rose, Rondo).
Chris Paul is undoubtedly the leader of this subpar New Orleans team. How Chris Paul even managed to bring this squad to the playoffs and take it to the former champs is amazing.
Paul's maturity and leadership certainly impacts the New Orleans Hornets massively. How would this team do without CP3? (See 2009-2010 Hornets season)
Chris Paul's defense ranks with other premiere point guard ball-hawking defenders like Rajon Rondo, Mario Chalmers, Jason Kidd and Russell Westbrook. His quickness and agility lets him stay in front of opposing players 90 percent of the time, and his amazingly quick hands tally up the steals column every game.
Don't let his size fool you. Paul is one strong and tough guy, which makes up for his lack of height. His footwork and intensity on the defensive side is one of the more underrated aspects of his incredible game.
Unlike Derrick Rose, Chris Paul doesn't just attack the basket and hope for the best. Paul is one of the smartest players in the league, and his statistics back it up.
His career average of 2.5 turnovers per game isn't too bad, especially for someone who handles the ball 99 percent of the time he's on the floor. Chris delivers on-point passes and takes good shots. His game has a mature and seasoned feel to it, which is rare for a 26-year-old.