HAHAHA this thread is a trainwreck. So I might have a go.
Unless you are a psychologist/can enter the minds of the players on these teams, you cannot tell who the better winner (most effective player) is. Basketball is a team game where four other guys are on the court at the one time. Four other guys who attract varying levels of attention from defenses while on the court.
Really, a mass content analysis needs to be done to break everything down, but who has the time?
As far as superficial analysis goes, Paul and Kobe have the ball for roughly the same amount of time every possession, and from the NBA I've watched this season, Paul is loads more effective with it (being a real point guard), putting his teammates in their best possible positions and successfully running plays when he has the ball.
Defensively, I've seen a lot of screw-ups from Kobe; again, lots of studying needs to the done. Defense is about communication and smarts. Who on this thread can possibly say they have studied all this in depth?
But in the name of willy-nilly predictions/points of view, I think it's Paul because he is a good point guard who plays like a point guard and keeps the morale high (which is a barometer of an effective team), with a good balance between scoring and sharing. Kobe plays like a scoring point guard with a bad chip on his shoulder. He doesn't move the ball around and does not assist as much as he should or can. Although 50% shooting for a game is good, it's more or less on par with the rest of the team (in terms of a general team's output for a general NBA game), and you don't keep your teammates happy, which means enthused, which means moving, which means more offensive threats. It's a vicious cycle with volume scorers. Just because Kobe scores all the points doesn't mean he is carrying them -- he is creating a problem by himself, then trying to fix it by himself. Pretty stupid, not how you win basketball games, or any team sport.
As much fun as this was for the first 50 odd comments, people simply need to stop posting here, shut the hell up and move on. People on this thread will never admit they are wrong and will never change their stance, just live with it.