“I wasn’t comparing myself at all,” Bryant said on a conference call with Detroit media, his frustration obvious, even over a phone hundreds of miles away. “I think a lot of people took it the wrong way. Clearly, I said there’s no comparison. That’s something that I do not do. I don’t compare myself with anybody.”
Bryant instead explained that he meant he can do things Johnson can do — and that other receivers can do as well, such as catching the ball.
Source: Michael Rothstein, ESPN.com