[Grammar] Grammar Michael Jordan quote

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A friend of mine says that the quote "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships" is incorrect. Is he right?
 

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Welcome to the forum, Frits.

Yes, it is incorrect. Can you see why?
 

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Well, the sentence is accepted as correct in my region (Western US).
 

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Michael is from New York but he has played in the South as well as in the Midwest so I guess it is acceptable pretty much anywhere in the US.

I would be curious to hear what my fellow Americans think but to me the sentence is correct with "wins" or "win".
 
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Michael is from New York but he has played in the South as well as in the Midwest so I guess it is acceptable pretty much anywhere in the US.

I would be curious to hear what my fellow Americans think but to me the sentence is correct with "wins" or "win".
I grew up in the Midwest and then in California. I find either acceptable. With wins, I mentally hear a bit more in the phrase: (Combining) teamwork and intelligence wins the game. I'd probably say wins.
 

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Perhaps this is where BE and AE diverge.
 
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