The NBA players' union agreed to end their strike on Friday after coming to terms with the league on a number of new efforts related to voting and social justice projects. 

Politico reports the league and its players decided to resume play on Saturday but pushed forward with concrete initiatives, like turning every team's arena into polling stations.

Players had a long list of demands that were met after the team owners spoke with the league and union representatives. 

In a joint statement, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said they hoped "to push for meaningful and sustainable change" while enacting three basic pillars of an agreement. 

The agreement includes plans for a social justice coalition, more advertisements about voter engagement during games and the use of arenas as voting areas for the November election. 

"We had a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of social justice and racial equality. Among others, the attendees included player and team representatives of all 13 teams in Orlando," the statement said.

"These commitments follow months of close collaboration around designing a safe and healthy environment to restart the NBA season, providing a platform to promote social justice as well as creating an NBA Foundation focused on economic empowerment in the Black community," the statement added. 

The move follows two days of uncertainty about whether the league would return to play. During a players-only meeting on Wednesday night, both teams from Los Angeles, led by LeBron James, voted to end the season entirely in light of the protests going on around the country, as Blavity previously reported.

The other teams involved voted against that measure. Throughout Thursday, players met to discuss ways they could further use their massive platform to help with causes that are important to them. 

According to ESPN, Charlotte Bobcats owner and league legend Michael Jordan has been integral in being one of the main liaisons between the players and the team owners.

“I am on this call, not as an owner, not as a former player, but simply as a Black man,” Jordan is said to have stated during a meeting between team owners and players on Thursday. 

"Right now, listening is better than talking," he added.

All of the players left in the Orlando bubble went on strike earlier this week after 29-year-old Jacob Blake was shot in the back by police as his three young children watched. Blake's family has said he is currently paralyzed from the waist down, yet was handcuffed to the bed by police.

Outrage over the shooting fomented protests and on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks refused to come out for their afternoon playoff game against the Orlando Magic. That set off an hour-long situation where multiple teams followed the Bucks' lead, forcing the league to cancel all games slated for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

The decision had a wide ripple effect on all sports leagues across the world. WNBA MLB, NFL, NHL and tennis players all participated in some form of protest and have kickstarted efforts to do more for Black communities.