Chris Paul, 21.1 ppg, 11.6 apg, and 4.0 rpg this season. Sure, you see Kobe Bryant dropping 40 on the Chicago Bulls, but did Kobe and the Lakers have to go through one of the worst hurricanes ever? New Orleans is back, and their guard Chris Paul is the strongest player in the NBA. He is on the NBA first team, along with G Kobe Bryant, F Lebron James, F Kevin Garnett, and C Dwight Howard. Chris Paul is the real MVP.