Sebastian Bradley: Pace Academy’s King of Banter
Certain names are more well-known around the Pace community, and the name Sebastian “Seabass” Bradley, a sophomore basketball player at Pace Academy, might be the most recognizable. Sebastian has the acknowledgement of people from schools all around the Buckhead area because of his well-thought-out roasts on his Instagram account. Big_bass_boi, his Instagram handle, is also popular for the rambunctious celebrations of junior Wendell Carter Jr.’s dunks.
KN: Who is your Pace Academy look-alike?
BBB: Zack Kaminsky. We are brothers.
KN: Who has a similar personality to you in the Arthur M. Blank Upper School?
BBB: Um, Bailey O’Sullivan.
KN: Why do you feel the need to talk trash on Instagram before a big game?
BBB: It makes the fans want to come to the games. It puts more on the line.
KN: How does it feel to wear (senior) Zack Kaminsky’s old number?
BBB: Um. It’s an honor. And 35 is the same number as Kevin Durant, so that’s pretty neat.
KN: How long have you been playing basketball?
BBB: Um, about four years. But I’ve played basketball seriously since last year.
KN: Do you ever feel overshadowed by Wendell?
BBB: Um, uh no, not really. I see him as an equal. Kabeya says that I could be better than him if I put in the work.
KN: How did it make you feel when the Instagram account “Ballislife” called you Wendell Carter’s backup?
BBB: Disappointed that they didn’t do their research.
KN: Do you think the basketball team has what it takes to win state?
KN: Describe your role as “hype man” on the basketball bench.
BBB: It’s pretty neat. On and off the court, you just gotta get it going. You just gotta do stuff that makes people laugh and get rowdy.
KN: What is your nickname around Pace Academy?
BBB: Just “Bass.”
KN: How were you able to win the hot wing eating contest?
BBB: I have a very large mouth, and I can fit a lot in it.
KN: What do you bring to the basketball team on and off the court?
BBB: Fans. Banter. On the court, I get the crowd excited.
KN: How did if feel to score against arch rival Holy Innocents’?
BBB: It felt pretty irrelevant.
KN: If you could be one superhero, who would it be?
BBB: Um, Michael Jordan. No! Kristaps Porzingis.
KN: Confirm or deny, you and Frank Houser are dating.
KN: Do you consider your Instagram account your biggest accomplishment in life as of right now?
BBB: No. My YouTube channel is my biggest accomplishment, no doubt.
KN: If you were on a deserted island and you could only bring three things, what would they be?
BBB: Uh, Hollis Elizabeth, a bridge that goes from the deserted island back to Atlanta, and a car that can fit on said bridge and has unlimited fuel.
KN: Describe your dream girl.
BBB: My dream girl, um, she needs to have an endless supply of banter.
KN: Who do you like better, Lo or Silly Sarah?
BBB: Uhhhhh, Silly Sarah.
KN: Who is your favorite coach on the basketball team?
BBB: That’s super easy. Kabeya.
KN: Is your relationship with Kabeya Kabongo a love-hate relationship?
BBB: Love-hate in the sense that I love him and he hates me. (chuckles)
KN: If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
BBB: Um, barbecue chicken pizza or mint chocolate chip ice cream.
KN: Are you bringing your roasts to the lacrosse team this year?
BBB: Well, I’m not playing this year, but yes, I am bringing my roasts to the team.