I don't think you're actually listening to what I'm saying since you completely missed the point. I'm not saying that what either one of em did WASN'T wrong, I'm just saying that they both did wrong for different reasons. One was looking out for himself in terms of greed and fame, while the other just wanted to win like all great athletes do.
The reason behind it is moot. Both of them did it because they felt they weren't getting their way. It was unprofessional, uncalled for, and it caused a lot of unnecessary trouble for the organization. Even Kobe himself admitted it was wrong for him to go about it the way he did.
"Both of them did it because they felt they weren't getting their way."
That's a poor way to look at it. Kobe wasn't getting his way? The man wanted to win. Isn't that what the organization should've been trying to do ANYWAY?