NBA and players’ union agree to resume play after player protest

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be back in action on Saturday after days of protests halted the NBA playoffs. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Chris Paul, president of the NBA players’ union, speaks during NBA All-Star basketball media day in Chicago. On Friday, the players’ union and league announced a plan to resume play. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

The NBA announced a plan to convert some of its arenas into polling locations for the November election as part of an agreement with its players’ union to resume the playoffs on Saturday, union and league officials said in a joint statement Friday.