Latrell Sprewell, the former New York Knick who was essentially blacklisted from basketball because of his reputation as a sulky and selfish player, has scored a victory against one of the entities responsible for that reputation, the New York Post.

In a $40 million defamation case stemming from a series of articles the Post published about Sprewell in October 2002, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Marcy S. Friedman has granted Sprewell’s motion to preclude the newspaper from relying on confidential sources in its summary judgment motion and, consequently, denied in part the paper’s motion for summary judgment.