And what he wants is ice cream—a lot of it.
"I've had ice cream almost every day," Nowitzki revealed during an appearance Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan's Ben & Skin. "The last couple days, I've been trying some suits on, and they just don't fit. ... I'm probably already 15 pounds-plus [heavier]."
He added (h/t SportsDay): "It's honestly been one thing after the next. But I'm enjoying it. It's different. Honestly, I have not worked out once since my last game. I'm enjoying not having that pressure of always going to the gym."
The 40-year-old was listed as 7'0" and 245 pounds this past season. It appears his sweet tooth has bumped that weight up a bit.
Nowitzki declined to comment on his basketball future for much of the 2018-19 season, though it had been assumed he would not return in 2019-20. He did not officially announce his retirement until the Mavericks' final home game of the season April 9.
The 14-time All-Star walked away sixth on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 31,560 career points.