I’m not sure why “How I Met Your Mother” featured a LeBron James leaving the Cavaliers joke when they’ve already done it in the past. However, I’d like to imagine it was Jason Segel’s doing and that he’s waging a multi-platform smear campaign against James. It started in “Bad Teacher”, and though I haven’t seen “The Muppets” yet, I assume there’s another crack in there. It probably has something to do with LeBron disrespecting one of the Collins twins, who Segel played with in high school.
Sure, this is all a conspiracy theory but it certainly feels logical. The only other explanation is that Joakim Noah took a job writing for the show, but I haven’t heard of any “Get that oil” references, so that can’t be true.