Born March 22, 1930 Bobby Watson played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1955-1955. Robert E. Watson was a guard who played in the National Basketball Association. Watson was drafted by the Milwaukee Hawks in the 1952 NBA draft. He first played in the NBA with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1954 before being traded back to the Milwaukee Hawks for Lew Hitch. He died on January 31, 2017 at the age of 86.