I thought Kobe played well those 6 games (especially every other game which includes the Suns, former Bobcats, and Grizzlies). Turnovers were a glaring obstacle, but that was genuinely expected. For someone at 35 years old coming back from an Achilles injury with no training camp, no preseason, an influx of new teammates, competition against other who had training camp/preseason/season experience...he did well.
I'm flabbergasted people think Kobe will have trouble scoring and hence his PPG will drastically decrease. Scoring will never be a problem for Kobe, a player that can use a variety of moves (jab steps, pump fakes, et cetera) to outwit and ultimately beat his defender. At 36 years old, his athleticism and defense may decline. But that's what everyone said before 2013 and somehow he played five years younger and thus the nickname "Vino" was born.
My doubts about Kobe do not have to do with his production. I'm worried about his health. I mean, no one expected Kobe to reinjure himself so soon with the fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. Everyone was expecting the epic comeback and that Kobe would prove everyone wrong. He did prove them wrong by returning and playing well but inconsistently. However he wasn't able to sustain the rest of the season.