He also hasn't had a coach on the level of Popovich behind him nor a team that has/had the drive he has. He single-handedly brought the Hornets to the playoffs every time they made it. And almost took the Lakers out sheerly through his own talent and will once as well. The guy could be a transcendent point guard, but having the right circumstances is certainly a must if he is to accomplish what he wants to.
If he re-signs with the Clippers, he'll be staring down a career path very similar to John Stockton.