Born December 5, 1921 Hoot Gibson played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1950-1950. Ward B. "Hoot" Gibson Jr. was an American professional basketball player. He played for several teams in the National Basketball League and National Basketball Association. Gibson was killed in a car accident in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and hit a tree.